Accumulating snow is expected to spread into the area Sunday afternoon then continue Sunday night and Monday, before tapering off later Monday afternoon and evening.
Current indications are 5 to 7 inches of snow will fall across much of southeast Minnesota north central and northeast Iowa. The heavier snow looks to fall late Sunday into Monday morning, with impacts to the Monday morning commute expected.
A winter storm watch has been issued for these areas from late Sunday afternoon through Monday. While confidence is high that this storm will produce significant amounts of snow, where that ultimately falls, and how much falls remains somewhat uncertain. A small shift in the storm track or its strength will have impacts on where the heaviest snow falls, and how much.
Winds will start out of the southeast and shift towards the east and northeast by Monday. Wind speeds of 10 to 15-mph will be common. Visibilities will be reduced during snowfall, with possible periods of less than a half mile during heavier snowfall.
Keep up on the latest forecasts and prepare now for this winter storm, especially if you have travel plans later Sunday into Monday.