Winter Weather Advisory, Winter Storm Watch Issued
UNDATED -- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Stearns County and areas to the west and north from Thursday morning through 6:00 p.m. Friday. Three to six inches of snow is possible along with 50 mile an hour winds.
A Winter Storm Watch has also been issued for Benton and Sherburne Counties along with areas to the south and east. Five to nine inches of snow a possibility along with 45 mile an hour winds.
There is the potential for hazardous winter weather Thursday through Friday.
There is still some uncertainty with this storm, but if you have travel plans across the region Thursday or Friday, make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest winter weather forecasts.
Gusty west to northwest winds will develop behind a strong cold front Thursday morning, and remain strong into Friday. The strongest winds are expected across western Minnesota, where peak gusts over 40 mph are possible.
Visibility reductions from blowing snow are possible Thursday night through Friday.
So far here in the month of January, we're a little over three inches below normal for snowfall in St. Cloud. For the season so far, we've had 23.4 inches of snow, which is about 1 1/2 inches above normal.