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Snow Returns Friday

A few snow showers clipped areas to the south of I-90 today, otherwise it was a quiet day with some peeks of sunshine! Some snow is possible for Friday then it’s back to the arctic chill by this weekend and beyond as we kick off March!

Clouds return for tonight which means temperatures shouldn’t be nearly as cold as this morning as lows only fall into the single digits above zero by Friday morning. Our next storm system arrives for the mid morning Friday with the chance of snow showers after 10AM with snow lasting into Friday evening. We’re not expecting a lot of snow from this system, but we should pick up a widespread 2-4 inches of snow across southern Minnesota and northern Iowa with some locally higher amounts possible. Not a lot of wind is expected for Friday so while roads may become slippery, we shouldn’t see much for blowing or drifting snow as high temperatures top the lower 20s.


This weekend features dry skies, but with a bit of a northwest breeze on Saturday we may need to contend with a little blowing snow to start out the weekend. High temperatures fall into the mid 10s for Saturday and into the lower 0s for Sunday as arctic air settles across the region. Right now, the expected high temperature on Sunday is 1 degree while the record cold high temperature for Sunday is 6 degrees set back in 2002.

High temperatures remain in the 0s for Monday before rebounding back into the lower 10s by Tuesday and the lower 20s by next Wednesday. Some light snow may be possible for Monday night, otherwise we may need to wait until the end of next week for our next, best chance for snow after Friday!

Matt Benz

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