Mixed Bag of Precipitation in Southeast Minnesota Starts Monday Afternoon
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - After a tease of spring Sunday, a mixed bag of precipitation is expected to hit the Rochester area Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in the Rochester area starting at Noon Monday going through 6 pm Tuesday. The region is forecasted to see freezing drizzle and snow over the next two days.
As of now, Forecasters expect there will be mostly snow north of I-90, with several inches of snow falling Tuesday. South of I-90, a wintry mix is favored with the potential for icing at a higher threat. Most of the icing threat comes Monday night, with the wintry mix transitioning to just snow Tuesday.
The NWS reports that travel impacts will be widespread, whether it be from snow or ice. The travel impacts could start as soon as Monday evening's commute.
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Central Minnesota is expected to get hit with a heavy band of snowfall. The NWS says that most of the accumulating snowfall will occur Monday, while another area of snow will develop across the Plains, and move over the Upper Midwest on Tuesday. The St. Cloud area is forecasted to get 8-12 inches of snow.