UPDATED: Heavy, wet snowfall expected in weekend storm

UPDATE: A storm system is headed into southern Minnesota and northern Iowa that will bring some heavy and wet snowfall just in time for the weekend.

Posted: Mar 21, 2018 7:52 AM
Updated: Mar 22, 2018 6:38 AM

While spring started out on a cooler note, temperatures rebounded Wednesday across the region. But it won’t last into the weekend, as StormTeam3 is tracking a storm that is heading into southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.

Clouds will increase Wednesday night before we warm up Thursday with sunshine and highs in the mid-40s.

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But there is a system headed our way that will bring some nasty weather for the weekend.

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According to StormTeam 3, the system will approach the region late Friday afternoon. The storm will begin with rain as temperatures rise into the lower 40s, but it transitions into snowfall in the evening beginning around 9 p.m.

Moderate snowfall will take over north Iowa and southern Minnesota overnight Friday and through Saturday morning – with the best chance for heavier snow along and east of Interstate 35.

The intensity of the snow will dwindle a bit more by late Saturday morning and into early Saturday afternoon. Some flurries will stick around, but the major accumulations will come to an end.

StormTeam 3 is forecasting this will be a wet and heavy snowfall, with temperatures in the mid- to upper- 30s before rebounding again into the lower 40s.

Tonight: Increasing Clouds
Lows: Mid 20s
Winds: Northwest at 3 to 6 mph

Thursday: Mix of Sun and Clouds
Highs: Mid 40s
Winds: East at 5 to 10 mph

Thursday Night: Partly Cloudy
Lows: Lower 30s
Winds: East at 4 to 8 mph

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 24190

Reported Deaths: 1036
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hennepin8181606
Ramsey2863122
Stearns201413
Nobles15125
Anoka136370
Dakota126354
Washington61731
Olmsted60810
Kandiyohi4901
Rice4522
Clay42426
Scott4082
Todd3130
Wright3051
Mower3031
Sherburne2372
Carver2062
Benton1753
Steele1590
Blue Earth1380
Martin1295
St. Louis11814
Freeborn1150
Pine890
Nicollet8610
Unassigned8610
Winona7915
Carlton730
Watonwan710
Cottonwood700
Crow Wing682
Goodhue663
Otter Tail640
Chisago611
Polk612
Itasca5410
Dodge520
Chippewa491
Lyon490
Morrison450
Meeker450
Le Sueur441
Douglas410
Becker390
Jackson390
Murray390
McLeod340
Isanti320
Waseca260
Rock220
Mille Lacs191
Faribault180
Swift180
Wabasha180
Fillmore171
Pennington170
Sibley160
Brown152
Beltrami140
Cass132
Norman130
Pipestone120
Kanabec111
Wilkin113
Marshall100
Pope90
Wadena90
Aitkin80
Koochiching70
Yellow Medicine60
Mahnomen61
Lincoln50
Renville50
Big Stone40
Grant40
Red Lake40
Redwood40
Clearwater30
Hubbard30
Traverse30
Lac qui Parle30
Roseau30
Houston20
Lake10
Kittson10
Stevens10

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 19217

Reported Deaths: 531
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Polk4160125
Woodbury274034
Black Hawk173944
Linn94976
Dallas89220
Marshall89216
Buena Vista7350
Johnson6149
Wapello5589
Muscatine55641
Crawford5142
Tama40227
Scott35810
Dubuque34518
Louisa34311
Jasper26116
Pottawattamie2578
Sioux2190
Washington1888
Wright1670
Plymouth1292
Warren1260
Allamakee1204
Story1091
Mahaska9310
Poweshiek908
Henry711
Bremer696
Des Moines621
Clinton611
Boone610
Taylor540
Clarke530
Guthrie503
Cedar461
Benton411
Webster391
Monroe385
Shelby370
Jones360
Hamilton350
Clayton343
Iowa330
Buchanan330
Osceola330
Marion320
Cerro Gordo281
Cherokee280
Madison282
Fayette270
Lee250
Winneshiek240
Monona240
Jefferson230
Harrison220
Davis210
Lyon210
Dickinson200
Grundy200
Mills190
Floyd191
Sac180
Humboldt170
Lucas170
Hardin160
Hancock160
Delaware150
Keokuk150
Clay150
Appanoose153
Butler151
Emmet140
Ida140
Page130
Greene130
Franklin130
Cass120
Howard120
Audubon121
Jackson120
Winnebago110
Pocahontas110
Chickasaw100
Carroll90
Van Buren90
Adair90
Kossuth90
Union70
Adams70
Montgomery70
Palo Alto60
Unassigned60
Fremont40
Mitchell40
Ringgold40
Worth30
Calhoun20
Wayne10
Decatur10
Rochester
Clear
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Mason City
Scattered Clouds
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Albert Lea
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Austin
Clear
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Charles City
Clear
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