Winter Storm Warning Tuesday Afternoon, Wednesday
UNDATED - A Winter Storm Warning will be in effect from 3:00 p.m. today (Tuesday) through 6:00 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday).
Periods of heavy wet snow, sleet, and freezing rain are possible. Sustained winds of 15 to 25 miles an hour may occur. Snowfall amounts of 8 to 14 inches north of a line from Willmar to Cambridge.
Heavy snow and strong winds will cause significant problems for travelers, and wet snow could cause a few tree branches to break leading to power outages. Sleet and freezing rain may cause slick road conditions as well.
WJON meteorologist Mandy Thalhuber says the heaviest snow is expected to arrive this evening.
Snowplow operators are on stand-by around the state. Kevin Gutknecht is with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and says they are keeping a close eye on the latest winter storm.
Twin Cities International Airport is ready for whatever the big storm throws its way. But spokesman Pat Hogan says it's a bit of a guessing game right now.
Hogan advises passengers to check with their airline for any word on delays or cancellations.