End-of-the-Week Winter Storm Looks Likely

Tuesday & for the most part Wednesday, are cloudy but otherwise quiet. A round of very light snow will be possible shortly after sunrise Wednesday, lasting into the early evening. Not much is expected, an inch or two, with very minor impacts the result.

Temperatures will stay put in the middle to upper 30s through Thursday, then slip to the lower 30s Friday, & into/through the weekend.

It’s not the fall in temperatures that we are focusing on, rather, the potential for a major winter storm lining up for Minnesota and Iowa for the end of the week. Thursday through Friday will be the timeframe of interest locally, especially later Thursday evening-Friday morning.

The likelihood of heavy snow, a strong E/NE wind, & therefore travel impacts remains pretty high at this point. Exact numbers on how much snow is possible remains somewhat in question, however, plowable amounts of snow look likely. Gusty winds to 30 mph combined with the snow will create the biggest impacts, possibly enough to warrant an ALERT DAY for Thursday & again early on Friday.