WHAT WE KNOW
– Largest impact in the western and southwestern MN
– Very little snow is expected in Wisconsin
– Timing: Starts Friday morning and ends Friday night
WHAT WE TRACK
– Exactly the highway
– How much snow falls in the subway
– The snow is collected over the southwestern MN
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – After another mild day in Minnesota on Thursday, a winter storm will move through the state, possibly falling as much as a foot of snow in the southwest.
There were a few flakes flying in the subway Thursday morning, according to WCCO meteorologist Riley O’Connor, but nothing as effective as we will see on Friday. Twin Cities will see an elevation of 32, with temperatures mostly in the upper 20s and lower 30s throughout the state.
A winter storm will move in from the west Friday morning, mainly affecting western and southwestern Minnesota, where winter storm warnings have been issued for areas from Fargo to the Iowa border. A winter storm guard is in effect for a stretch of counties just west of the twin towns.
Southwest Minnesota can expect anywhere from 5 to 10 inches of snow, with some places possibly up to a foot. The Twin Cities are right on the edge of the system’s cutoff, but O’Connor said it’s likely we’ll see about 2 to 4 inches.
The snow continues until Friday night.
Temperatures plunge into the teens on Friday and Saturday, and there’s another chance of snow on Sunday.