Put the Shorts Away, Stillwater. A Winter Storm is Brewing


The weather service's winter storm warning goes into effect at 6 p.m. Thursday and covers most of the Daily News coverage area.

Snow will develop later this morning into this afternoon and continue through the day.

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Heavier amounts of snow are likely north of the metro where the change to snow will happen much earlier in the evening Thursday. Ice may also accumulate up to a ¼ inch in some areas. Wind will be from the northeast with gusts to 35 miles per hour overnight, that will create areas of blowing snow that will reduce visibility significantly. The heaviest of the snow will occur just to our northwest with this event. Snowfall ranges are predicted at around 1 inch this weekend in Milwaukee, 2 inches in Madison, 3 1/2 in Fond du Lac and 3 to 4 inches near Wisconsin Dells. The winds will create considerable blowing and drifting with blizzard or near blizzard conditions possible on Friday and Friday evening.

A low pressure system moving out of the central Plains states is forecast to track across the Chicago area on Friday, ushering in a mix of precipitation including rain, freezing rain and snow depending on the location, Hentz said. "Up to 1" of wet snow accumulation is expected from this. Close behind was 10 inches in Zumbrota, 9.5 inches in Owatonna, 7 inches in Waseca, 5.8 inches in Eau Claire, Wis., and 5 inches in Rochester. 10 to 14 inches in Worthington, Spencer, IA, Yankton, Sioux City, Gregory and victor.

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Stay tuned as winter makes a comeback!

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