An air quality alert will go into effect for southeastern Minnesota this evening until noon on Sunday. A stagnant atmosphere overhead will allow fine particulates to accumulate in the air. This could affect sensitive groups, such as those with heart or lung disease, small children, or the elderly.
The air quality will improve on Sunday as our next weather maker moves through, bringing snowfall to the region. Light snow will begin around 7-8 a.m. on Sunday, with some heavier bands of snow moving through during the late morning to early afternoon. Snow will taper off by the evening.
Accumulations will be pretty minor as the higher totals will stay to our south closer to Waterloo. Northeast Iowa could see up to 3 inches, the majority of southeast Minnesota should expect about 1-2 inches. Some slick roads are possible throughout the day on Sunday.
Quiet weather will return for next week, temperatures continuing to warm towards 40 degrees by Tuesday. Enjoy the early taste of spring!