...NEXT ROUND OF SNOW DEVELOPING THIS AFTERNOON...
.ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW WILL DEVELOP ACROSS WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA THIS AFTERNOON...AND MOVE SOUTHEAST ACROSS CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...AS WELL AS WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN BY THIS EVENING. SOME LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE AND SLEET MAY STILL OCCUR ALONG THE MINNESOTA RIVER VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON...BUT COLDER AIR MOVING IN FROM THE NORTHEAST CHANGES ALL THE PRECIPITATION OVER TO LIGHT SNOW BY THE EARLY EVENING. THERE WILL BE A PERIOD OF MODERATE SNOWFALL ACROSS PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL AND CENTRAL MINNESOTA THIS AFTERNOON...WITH EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN SEEING THE BULK OF THE MODERATE SNOWFALL TOWARD 6 PM...AND LASTING THROUGH THE EVENING. EXPECT THE SNOWFALL TO TAPER OFF TO FLURRIES IN WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA TOWARD 6 PM...AND ACROSS CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA BY 9 PM...AND FOR WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN BY MIDNIGHT.
TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS FROM THIS AFTERNOON...AND THROUGH TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES ALONG AND NORTH OF AN ALEXANDRIA TO ST. CLOUD MINNESOTA...TO EAU CLAIRE WISCONSIN LINE. SOUTH OF THIS LINE...1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE...WITH UNDER AN INCH ALONG THE MINNESOTA RIVER VALLEY...SOUTH TO THE IOWA BORDER.
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT SATURDAY...
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT SATURDAY.
* TIMING: SNOW WILL REDEVELOP ACROSS WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA AFTER 2 PM...AND SPREAD SOUTHEAST ACROSS CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA DURING THE AFTERNOON. THE SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF IN WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA BY THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING...BUT CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING ACROSS EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA. MOST OF THE ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL WILL END AFTER 9 PM.
* SNOW ACCUMULATION: 1 TO 4 INCHES...WITH THE HEAVIEST ACCUMULATIONS NORTH OF INTERSTATE 94.
* MAIN IMPACT: ICE AND SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS.
The higher resolution RPM model has the heaviest snow burst arriving in the Twin Cities area around 7pm to 9pm. This will be our best shot at seeing another couple/few inches of slop. Roads could get a little messy this evening.
RPM FutureCast @ 8:30pm
Full weather update coming later - including outlook on PM Sunday - Monday storm... stay tuned
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