Dangerous Winter Weather Persists for Thursday

Heavy snowfall could mar end-of-2018 travel as a winter storm moves across the country in coming days

Heavy snowfall could mar end-of-2018 travel as a winter storm moves across the country in coming days. Michael Williams Getty Images

In Mankato, snow is expected to begin falling mainly after noon on Wednesday.

But for those in the Twin Cities, the snow that'll fall Wednesday will likely be washed away by rain Thursday, which could lead to slippery roads for the Friday morning commute.

Conditions should improve Friday morning for regions north of Lake Superior and later in the day for regions farther east. As much as three-quarters of an inch of rain could fall by Thursday night with the precipitation turning back to snow overnight and into Friday, when previously mild temperatures will plummet - bottoming out at 4 degrees early Saturday.

A major Winter storm will affect the regions Wednesday night through Friday with heavy snow and blowing snow.

There is a winter weather advisory, winter storm warning and blizzard warning in effect across Nebraska. Snowfall is down to a slight chance before 8 a.m. Friday and relegated to flurries by the morning hours between 8-11 a.m. before the sunshine returns. Areas of light rain will continue in the evening tonight before a bit of a lull late. Snow accumulations vary depending on where you are.

The winter storm warning extends south of St. Cloud. The heaviest snow will end late Thursday, however blowing snow may persist through Friday afternoon. The Twin Cities is in a winter weather advisory. The heavy snow and high-powered winds "could create very unsafe travel conditions", Edwards says, with some areas experiencing near-blizzard conditions and winds between 20 and 30 miles per hour.

Snow will start to fly in western Minnesota Wednesday afternoon and push eastward and northeastward over time.

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