Winter Weather Advisory: Snow and Sleet Coming to Golden Valley
The National Weather Service predicts that some portions of the state could see six inches of snow.
The below winter weather advisory was issued at 3:05 p.m. on Thursday by the National Weather Service. The advisory is for a number of counties, including Hennepin County, and will extend through Saturday morning.
A STORM SYSTEM WILL BEGIN TO ORGANIZE ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS LATER THIS EVENING AND MOVE SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. INITIALLY...WARMER TEMPERATURES ALOFT WILL CAUSE PRECIPITATION TO FALL IN THE FORM OF FREEZING RAIN AND
SLEET FOR AREAS SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 94...WITH THE PREDOMINANT TYPE OF FREEZING RAIN FOR AREAS ALONG THE MINNESOTA RIVER VALLEY...SOUTHWARD TO THE IOWA BORDER. AREAS NORTH OF INTERSTATE 94 WILL HAVE A MIXTURE OF SLEET AND SNOW...POSSIBLY SOME FREEZING RAIN EARLY...BEFORE CHANGING TO SNOW BY FRIDAY MORNING. ONCE COLDER AIR MOVES ACROSS THE AREA FRIDAY MORNING...THE PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE OVER TO ALL SNOW. THERE WILL BE A LULL IN THE PRECIPITATION FRIDAY MORNING...BEFORE THE NEXT WAVE OF SNOWFALL DEVELOPS DURING THE AFTERNOON. BY SATURDAY MORNING... SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL RANGE FROM 4 TO 6 INCHES NORTH OF AN ALEXANDRIA TO SAINT CLOUD MINNESOTA...TO EAU CLAIRE WISCONSIN LINE. AREAS SOUTH OF MORRIS TO THE TWIN CITIES AND RED WING WILL LIKELY SEE AMOUNTS RANGING FROM 1 TO 4 INCHES...WITH ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE TENTH OF AN INCH ALONG THE MINNESOTA RIVER VALLEY...TO THE IOWA BORDER