Winter Storm Takes Aim at Rochester Area
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The Rochester area could receive 4-8 inches of snow from a storm that is also expected to produce rain and freezing rain Monday.
A winter storm warning will be in effect through Tuesday for all of southeast Minnesota and driving conditions are expected to deteriorate through Monday evening due to the precipitation and strong winds.
Here is the latest from the National Weather Service office in La Crosse:
For Monday Morning, a light snow or a wintry mix will move into locations generally west of the Mississippi River. Snow totals will be up to 2".
From Monday afternoon into the evening, this precipitation will then spread into western Wisconsin during the late morning and afternoon and it will transition to all snow. Hourly snow rates will be up to 1 inch per hour at times. During this time period, snow amounts will range from 4 to 6" west of the Mississippi River and 1 to 4" in western Wisconsin. Strong winds will likely result in drifting and blowing in wind prone areas.
From overnight tonight through Tuesday, additional light snow will persist across the area. Additional snow totals will be up to 2".
Total snow accumulations will range from 4 to 8", with the heaviest snow falling during the afternoon and evening hours Monday.
Colder weather is expected most of this week.
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