A major winter storm is expected to affect a large part of the upper Midwest on Sunday, dropping some of the heaviest snow totals here in Central Minnesota. The timing of the snowfall will be overnight tonight and through much of the day on Sunday.
We finally got some measurable snow yesterday (Friday). We officially received 2.1 inches of snow in St. Cloud. That brings us to 19.6 inches since December 1st, which is about one-and-a-half inches above normal.
The National Weather Service says a Wind Chill Warning will remain in effect until noon on Friday. Brisk northwest winds will combine with the arctic air to produce wind chill values of 20 below to 40 below zero.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until Midnight for all of our listening area. A mix of freezing rain and sleet will transition to mainly snow this afternoon across mainly east central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin.
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory from 3:00 p.m. today (Wednesday) through noon tomorrow. Temperatures will fall behind the front to well below zero across central and western Minnesota, with readings hovering within a few degrees of zero elsewhere by evening.