SEVERE WX: Winter Weather Advisory - Blizzard Warning View Alerts
CLOSINGS: View Closings

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.

VIDEO: Latest Forecast
CUSTOM FORECAST: Current Conditions
MORE: Maps & Radars
INTERACTIVE RADAR: Click Here
LIVE EYE: Tower Cams
SIGN UP: KIMT News 3 Email Newsletter
ALERTS: WeatherWarn
WEATHER APP: iOS | Android

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF VIEWING AREA.

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

VIDEO: Latest Forecast
CUSTOM FORECAST: Current Conditions
MORE: Maps & Radars
INTERACTIVE RADAR: Click Here
LIVE EYE: Tower Cams
SIGN UP: KIMT News 3 Email Newsletter
ALERTS: WeatherWarn 
WEATHER APP: iOS Android

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

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
32° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 11°
Feels Like: 26°
Albert Lea
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 32° Lo: 10°
Feels Like: 23°
Austin
Overcast
34° wxIcon
Hi: 35° Lo: 12°
Feels Like: 28°
Charles City
Overcast
32° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 12°
Feels Like: 25°
Rochester
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 12°
Feels Like: 22°
Tracking ice accumulations to start your weekend and heavy snow and wind to end it.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

West Hancock girls take flight for state

Image

Prep basketball highlights from Southern Minnesota

Image

North Iowa basketball highlights

Image

What's worse? Skeetas or Snow?

Image

Highlights: North Iowa Bulls at Rochester Grizzlies

Image

Section 1AA swimming finals

Image

Finally enough snow to snowmobile

Image

Minnesota individual section wrestling quarterfinals

Image

Finding new housing options

Image

Windows shot out in Austin

Community Events