Wednesday, April 16, 2014
WINTER STORM WARNING: 10AM WED-10AM THURS
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HEAVY SNOW TODAY INTO TONIGHT
TODAY/TONIGHT: A low pressure system will move through southern MN into central Wisconsin today into tonight. This will bring heavy snow to the region. The snow will start light this morning and begin to pick up into the afternoon. Winds will be out of the NE 10-25mph with gusts up to 40mph, bringing reduced visibility and near white out conditions at times. The hardest hit region will be NW Wisconsin and east-central Minnesota. Areas of snow 12" or more possible in that area. For the Ports 6-10" with a chance of seeing some locally higher amounts in the elevated terrains. Snow will continue into tonight, heavy at times, and into tomorrow morning before lightening up. Previous forecast had the system out of our region by midnight, but it looks like the system will move slower than expected. Expect 3-6" through the day for the Ports, and another 3-5" through the night. Drifting snow also a concern.
THURSDAY: Drier air will push in through the day, bringing some breaks in the clouds to make partly sunny skies. Highs will be around 37° with winds out of the N 10-15mph.
FRIDAY: Another warmer and sunnier day, highs will be around 44° with mostly sunny skies! Hopefully melting all that snow!
SATURDAY: A shortwave in the jetstream will being a 40% chance of seeing rain showers. Highs will be around 43 and the rain will be off and on through the day.