Weather Outlook: Snow, ice may create travel issues this weekend

Posted January 11, 2018

The Watch will go into effect late Thursday night and remain in effect until Friday evening.

Another weather system coming into the region on Friday could bring more snow with it, Temeyer said. The strongest winds will be found from west central to south central Minnesota where winds could gust to 40 miles per hour. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

The change over to sleet, snow and freezing rain begins around Muscle Shoals and the northwest corner of the state by midmorning Friday; the transition line will work steadily eastward during the day. Snow and blowing snow is expected to continue Thursday, mostly before noon.

Rainfall in Sacramento has totaled just 3.57 inches since the "water year" began October 1, or 45 percent of normal, and the new rainfall won't be enough to bring the region up to par.

Thursday Night: Snow. Low around -2.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 45.

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With a stiff north wind, wind chills will dip to as low as -20° in some spots.

Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a high of 56 and a 40 percent chance of rain and snow. A few rumbles of thunder will even be possible in the evening with heavier bouts of rain. A narrow swath of up to 7 inches is possible somewhere from the New Ulm/Mankato areas northeast to east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

Here's a look at our forecast map for Friday night to give a general idea of the areas that could see wintry weather. Gusts up to 40 miles per hour could be seen in rural Wright County.

A return to cold days and nights is expected through the weekend and into the early part of next week with highs of zero or 3 or 4 degrees.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.