Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Medicine | By Douglas Stevenson

Winter storm watch posted as weekend snowstorm threatens

Winter storm watch posted as weekend snowstorm threatens

For specifics on the watch, warning and advisory situation for your region, check out our weather app our our weather alerts page. Another big storm is likely to move through the state Monday and Tuesday, with showers and even a few thunderstorms, transitioning to snow and a strong wind.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Isabella, Mason, Lake, Osceola and Clare Counties from late Friday night through at least Sunday AM. Rainfall amounts of one-quarter to one-half inch will be possible. The rain will turn to a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow across south central and east central Minnesota, and west central Wisconsin Friday evening, before changing to all snow Saturday morning. They say: "Heavy mixed precipitation possible".

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. Heavy snow is likely Friday and Friday night, lingering into Saturday. With gusts up to 40 miles per hour, it may be hard to keep roads clear from blowing and drifting snow. Rain will change to snow by daybreak Friday. If the new snow isn't completely melted by Friday, it will melt over the weekend with temperatures in the 40s and 50s Saturday, and 50s and 60s Sunday. Gusty northerly winds are expected through the day as well, which may create areas of blowing and drifting snow.

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