Freeze Tonight with Rain Changing to Snow

Laura Christensen
January 11, 2018

On Tuesday, the National Weather Service said a winter storm watch will be in effect for several southwest Minnesota counties, including Lincoln, Lyon and Murray counties, from midnight until 6 p.m. Thursday. "We're going to have some slick roads right under the snow, so that could make for some treacherous conditions out there".

After temperatures on Monday reached 40 in Kalispell under mostly sunny skies, colder air is expected settle over the Flathead on Wednesday.

The change over to sleet, snow and freezing rain begins around Muscle Shoals and the northwest corner of the state by midmorning Friday; the transition line will work steadily eastward during the day. Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a steady temperature around 24. A Blizzard Warning means that snow and strong winds will combine to produce a blinding snow (near zero visibility), deep drifts, and life-threatening wind chill. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze are possible.* WHERE.Portions of central, south central, southwest and west central Minnesota.* WHEN.From late Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS.Winds gusting as high as 40 miles per hour could cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow.

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Winter storm watch in effect from Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon.

Wednesday: Mmostly cloudy, with a high near 68. The most recent forecast puts the immediate Brainerd area in the space between the heaviest and lightest accumulation predictions with 3-4 inches expected. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. A narrow swath of heavy snow with up to 8 inches is possible roughly from around Albert Lea to Ladysmith and Eau Claire. Overnight, the area could see as much as one inch of snow over the ice. Chance of precipitation is 80%. The average accumulation by this time in the month is 4.7 inches.

Snow is likely in the Cascades and the northern and central Rockies. Expect a more than 30-degree difference.

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