Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) – The National Weather Service has announced that the Rochester area will be subject to a winter weather advisory until Sunday at 7 am, while most of the rest of the state is under winter storm warning.
Only the extreme southeastern corners and southernmost counties of Minnesota are subject to the winter weather forecast, as temperatures were expected to remain warm enough during the afternoon so that most of the precipitation will remain liquid or cloudy. in a mixture of rain, sleet and slush. it turned into slush in the evening.
At this point, the National Weather Service predicts that 2 to 6 inches of snow will accumulate in southeastern Minnesota and 2 to 4 inches in the Rochester region. The strongest snow is now expected in western Minnesota, where totals could be a foot or more. Updated forecasts for the Twin Cities region announce about 6 inches of snow on Sunday morning.
Travel conditions in most states are difficult. The Minnesota Department of Transportation describes highways as completely covered with snow and ice in most areas, with the northeast quadrant being the only exception.