A mixed bag of weather the next couple of days
The latest from the National weather service:
…SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM BEGINNING IN WESTERN MINNESOTA THIS AFTERNOON AND SPREADING EAST TONIGHT AND FRIDAY… .A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY FROM SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA THROUGH CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND NORTHERN WISCONSIN. THIS INCLUDES THE TWIN CITIES METROPOLITAN AREA. A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR AREAS OF SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN…EAST OF A LINE FROM BLUE EARTH TO MENOMONIE AND CORNELL IN WISCONSIN. A STORM SYSTEM…WITH COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF MOISTURE….WILL TRACK FROM THE SOUTHERN PLAINS TODAY TO MISSOURI BY TONIGHT…WITH THE STORM REACHING THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES BY FRIDAY NIGHT. A LARGE SWATH OF PRECIPITATION… BEGINNING AS A WINTRY MIX…WILL TURN TO ALL SNOW THIS AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY. THERE REMAINS UNCERTAINTY AS TO WHEN THE MIX WILL TURN TO ACCUMULATING SNOW FROM FAR SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA TO WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN WITH A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINING IN EFFECT. THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT AND FRIDAY…WITH 1 TO 2 INCH PER HOUR RATES POSSIBLE. THUNDER SNOW CANNOT BE RULED OUT… WHICH WOULD ENHANCE THE SNOWFALL RATES FURTHER. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE EXPECTED…WITH THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS IN AN AREA FROM REDWOOD FALLS AND NEW ULM THROUGH SAINT CLOUD…MORA AND RICE LAKE IN WISCONSIN.
And if that was not enough there is a risk of severe weather in the midwest and south. We’ll keep you posted throughout this event and as always have any closing and cancellation information on the air and on the website.