Quiet start to Monday with heavy snow arriving late

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Light snow fell across our area today, once again wreaking havoc on the roads. Once the snow ends, clouds will remain overnight with quiet conditions with slick roads. Temperatures will fall back to the lower teens with a light southeast winds at 3-8 mph.

Monday starts off quiet as our next storm system approaches. Afternoon highs will be in the mid 20s with winds out of the southeast at 10-15 mph. Snow moves in late Monday evening and will last into Tuesday’s midday with periods of moderate to heavy snowfall overnight. Current models are trending towards 6-10 inches of snow for our area but as to where those highest amounts will settle is still unsure. Travel will be impacted significantly across the Upper Midwest with blowing and drifting snow becoming a concern as wind becomes rather strong on Tuesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for much of southern Minnesota and northern Iowa ahead of this winter storm. Don’t be surprised if this is upgraded in the next 12 to 24 hours. It’s important to stay weather aware and plan for travel delays during this time, so stay tuned for the latest updates on this winter storm.

Wednesday sees a break in the active weather pattern and gives the snowblowers a break with partly sunny skies and highs in the mid teens. Cooler temperatures continue into Thursday where we could see another dose of light snow in our area. Quiet conditions arrive Friday and last into the weekend with highs mainly in the upper single digits with partly sunny skies.

Sarah Gannon

Sarah Gannon

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