Snow walloped portions of southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa today with widespread 6 to 12 inches of snow along and east of Hwy 52 with 4 to 9 inches of snow to the west of Hwy 52 towards I-35. Snow comes to an end for tonight, but blowing snow will continue to be an issue into tonight as strong, northwest winds continue to push snow around. While snow is in the forecast over the next 7 days, the good news is that we should be able to avoid needing the snow blower to remove it!
Our latest storm system departs the region for tonight with snow showers gradually coming to an end early tonight. Blowing snow will continue to be a concern throughout tonight along with drifting snow making for slippery roads and slow travel. Temperatures take a tumble into the single digits above zero by Wednesday morning with wind chill values dipping into the -10s.
Wednesday features some sunshine along with lighter winds making for a bit better travel day for the area with high temperatures near 20 degrees. A moisture starved storm system clips the area for Thursday bringing a slight chance for snow showers and a much colder air mass to round out the workweek. High temperatures peak in in the mid 20s for Thursday before tumbling to the upper 0s to the lower 10s for highs on Friday. Expect a dry start to this weekend on Saturday with the chance for light snow showers returning for Sunday with high temperatures in the mid to upper 10s.