The roads are icy and snow is accumulating. Please do not travel unless absolutely necessary. Use caution if you are out and about and give yourself extra time.
...HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED TODAY AND TONIGHT...
The winter storm warning for today and tonight has been expanded west to now include all of west central MN. Winter weather advisories continue around the warning and now includes all of southwest and south central MN, along with Rusk, Chippewa, and EauClaire Counties in WI.
Snow is now falling across central MN, and we will see the rain
outside of central MN change over to snow during the morning. The heaviest snow will be Monday afternoon and evening. In general snow totals between 6 and 9 inches are expected across the warning area, with the highest snowfall totals, near 12 inches, expected between Princeton and Little Falls in central MN. Snow totals in the advisory are expected to between 3 and 6 inches. In addition, northeast winds gusting to 40 mph will lead to some blowing and drifting snow. Given the possibility of high snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour, we anticipate very difficult travel across the area on Monday. At this point the worst travel conditions are expected Monday afternoon and evening.
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. Strong winds are also Expected. The latest road conditions for Minnesota can be found at 511mn.org and for Wisconsin at 511wi.gov, or by calling 5 1 1 in either state.