The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for southern Minnesota and a good chunk of Iowa. For the latest counties and their headlines, check out our KTTC Weather Page if you haven’t already. With the uncertainties in storm track this far out, it doesn’t make too much sense for us to forecast snowfall total ranges, but it is looking that we’ll receive a band of 6″ of snow or more across the area. So, for those of you with weekend travel plans, you’re going to want to watch the forecast closely for the next few days.
From today’s perspective, Saturday will deliver rain and possibly a bit of snow, but accumulating snow looks to be getting underway Saturday night and lasting through Sunday morning.
The National Weather Service out of La Crosse has put together a great synopsis of big, April snow events. Check out some of our April snowfall statistics for Rochester here.
We’re also about to unleash a new feature to our website in time for this weekend’s storm. Precision Stormtracker, an interactive radar tool utilizing the power of Microsoft’s Virtual Earth will be available here at kttc.com. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
More to come!