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Wintry mix to snow tonight; Quiet weather arrives Monday

It was a rather soggy day across southern Minnesota and northern Iowa as rain and a little sleet fell throughout the day. This is all part of a large low pressure system that has been impacting the Upper Midwest since Friday. The systems effects will continue to be felt through Sunday before it finally exits the region.

Tonight, temperatures will dip below freezing after midnight, allowing for rain to transition into a wintry mix and then to all snow for Sunday. Winds will be breezy out of the northeast at 10-15 mph. Make sure to use caution while driving the next 24 hours as icy precipitation and snow will create slick spots area roads. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for all southern Minnesota counties within the KTTC viewing area until Noon Sunday. Mix precipitation may cause a light glazing of ice on roads, so watch out for slick spots if you are traveling late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

Light snow is likely for our area with possible accumulations between 1-3″. The highest totals in our area will likely be in the northern most parts of the viewing area, heading towards the Twin Cities. Area south of the Minnesota/Iowa boarder could see anywhere from a dusting to an inch. Winds will be gusty throughout the day out of the north at 15-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Will need to also watch out for blowing snow throughout the day, on top of slick roads due to the falling snow.

On the back side of our most recent storm system, a quiet weather pattern moves in and looks to stay throughout next week. Temperatures will be cool on Monday with highs in the mid 20s and mostly sunny skies. The sunshine continues into the midweek with highs in the low 30s Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Friday looks to see another small cool down with high temperatures only in the mid 20s before warming back into the lower 30s on Saturday.

Sarah Gannon

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