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Quiet start to the week; Next round of winter weather possible for the midweek

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Between Saturday night and Sunday morning, portions of southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa received anywhere from 1-3" of snowfall. Rochester picked up about 1.5 inches, with totals in the 2 inch range across northeast Iowa. Goodview received the most snow with a total of 3 inches. Tonight, conditions will be quiet with mainly cloudy skies and overnight lows in the upper teens to low 20s. Winds will be light out of the northwest at 5-10 mph.

We'll see a quiet start to the new week before conditions become more active for the midweek. Monday will see more clouds than sun with seasonal temperatures in the mid 20s. A little more sunshine is on the way for Tuesday with a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the upper 20s. Temperatures turn mild for the midweek with highs near the freezing mark in the low 30s on Wednesday and Thursday.

Our next possible weather maker arrives on our doorstep Wednesday night, lasting into Thursday. Based on current model trends, our area will see a wintery mix of precipitation then all snow. While some accumulation is expected and we have a good handle on the timing of this next system, there are still several uncertainties including how much precipitation will fall and where because we don't know the exact storm track yet. So while a few details are still fuzzy at this time, we will have a better handle on this upcoming system in the next day or two. Stay tuned for additional details!

By the weekend, much colder, Arctic air is expected to filter into the Upper Mississippi River Valley on the back side of this system. Daytime highs on Friday and Saturday only look to be in the single digits to low teens. Despite the chance for some sunshine during the weekend, conditions are looking to be rather bone chilling. Get ready to really bundle up!

Sarah Gannon

Sarah Gannon

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