First winter storm of season expected this week
The first Winter Storm of the season is expected to impact southern Minnesota over the next few days. NWS Meteorologist Alex Trellinger in Sioux Falls outlines what we can expect…
“In the Jackson area, you could start to see some snowflakes falling there late tomorrow morning, but then our peak area of concern there is going to be late Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening, possibly even into the overnight hours into Wednesday morning. We’re looking at 5-9 inches being possible, and along with the snow we’re also expecting some pretty strong winds in that area, up to 40 mile per hour gusts so we are expecting travel to be impacted for this holiday travel season as well.”
Trellinger says their confidence in the path is increasing as it gets closer…
“It has been trending northward the last couple of model runs so we are getting more confident that this system is going to be staying where it is now. There are some slight variations possible, you know, a little farther north, a little farther south, but the last couple of runs have been more agreeing on the path that it’s on right now, so we’re pretty confident this is the path that it’s going to be taking.”
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