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StormTeam 3: Tracking the season's first sticking snow

Some of will see snow on the ground, and some of us will see rain

Posted: Oct 19, 2020 8:46 AM
Updated: Oct 19, 2020 1:50 PM

Well, we knew this had to be coming at some point rather soon. Snow is about to fall and accumulate on the ground.

The big snow maker comes Tuesday, but that's not before a smaller chance for light snow on Monday

MONDAY - CLOUDY WITH SOME SPOTTY SNOW


Cool temps on Monday mean that any precipitation that falls, will likely fall as snow flakes. A cloudy and cold day with temps topping out in the upper 30s. Falling snow further to the west and south near Nebraska Monday will move into the region as light and spotty snow showers on Monday. Areas along and west of I-35 can expect a light dusting on Monday, with areas further to the east near the Mississippi river seeing only some non-sticking flakes and light rain.

Everything changes on Tuesday.

TUESDAY - A POTENTIAL FOR MULTIPLE INCHES IN MINNESOTA

On Tuesday, a more robust low pressure system swipes across the northern portion of the country form Montana through Michigan, leaving a trail of snow in its northern wake, and more rain to its south. Expect snow and rain to begin around 10am-noon, with more snow falling in Minnesota and more rain falling in Iowa. Precipitation will continue to fall from the sky up until around 7pm Tuesday when the system exits the region to our east.

The biggest impacts will be felt in Minnesota along and north of I-90, where multiple inches (1-3") are expected to fall over the course of the day. Those who will have to bust out their shovels, be prepared to encounter a wet and heavy snow packed full with moisture. This heavy snow is common when rain is also in the cards. Be mindful of slippery driving conditions from Tuesday through Wednesday morning, as snow will initially melt on the ground before refreezing. 

Northern Iowa can expect more rain with this event as temps will be ever so slightly warmer, but some snow at times is still in the forecast with anywhere from trace amounts to an inch at most possible. Keep in mind, the rain/snow freezing line is fickle, so any tiny change in temperature could mean the difference between rain and snow, especially for those along the MN-IA border.

Central Minnesota further to our north is likely to see greater than 3 inches, and potentially much much more, across the board.

Widespread rain, and even thunderstorms, on Thursday will likely melt this snow. Another chance for snow is looming in the distance sometime early next week. 

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 338973

Reported Deaths: 3904
CountyCasesDeaths
Hennepin711921153
Ramsey29902526
Dakota23961202
Anoka23888238
Washington15094125
Stearns14679126
St. Louis9771126
Scott909461
Wright864248
Olmsted723237
Sherburne627247
Clay535562
Carver519215
Kandiyohi450430
Rice438439
Blue Earth436217
Crow Wing389540
Otter Tail346426
Chisago338117
Benton326356
Nobles317134
Winona300632
Douglas288241
Mower279123
Polk275229
Morrison251531
McLeod240121
Lyon236312
Beltrami234518
Goodhue226333
Becker224721
Steele21478
Itasca210624
Isanti206919
Carlton205618
Todd191714
Nicollet174926
Mille Lacs166034
Freeborn16517
Le Sueur160612
Brown158915
Cass154712
Meeker149012
Pine14838
Waseca145311
Roseau13357
Martin127322
Hubbard121329
Wabasha11431
Redwood106620
Chippewa9999
Renville98630
Cottonwood9674
Dodge9401
Watonwan9184
Wadena8797
Sibley8484
Rock84710
Houston8134
Aitkin81030
Fillmore7780
Pipestone77718
Pennington7339
Yellow Medicine71612
Kanabec70914
Swift65610
Murray6265
Faribault6223
Pope5811
Clearwater56510
Marshall55010
Jackson5461
Stevens5444
Lake4578
Wilkin4325
Koochiching4286
Lac qui Parle4254
Unassigned41659
Lincoln3901
Norman3758
Big Stone3482
Mahnomen3255
Grant3066
Kittson2589
Red Lake2363
Traverse1592
Lake of the Woods1091
Cook830

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 240163

Reported Deaths: 2633
CountyCasesDeaths
Polk35388352
Linn14908170
Scott1196795
Black Hawk11350149
Woodbury10820140
Johnson993840
Dubuque9547100
Story707625
Pottawattamie692676
Dallas669860
Sioux386929
Webster381739
Cerro Gordo375552
Marshall363551
Clinton351046
Buena Vista318814
Muscatine311672
Des Moines306323
Warren300617
Plymouth293845
Wapello269872
Jones238419
Jasper233346
Lee231621
Marion215324
Carroll206426
Bremer204113
Henry19718
Crawford184316
Benton176923
Tama158042
Jackson152717
Washington152116
Delaware149022
Boone148012
Dickinson146312
Mahaska136028
Wright13297
Clay12806
Buchanan125110
Hardin124512
Hamilton120715
Kossuth12009
Page11995
Clayton117610
Cedar116014
Harrison114932
Floyd112923
Mills112210
Fayette111812
Calhoun11027
Winneshiek109714
Butler108511
Lyon108210
Poweshiek104314
Iowa102014
Cherokee9784
Winnebago96625
Hancock9308
Chickasaw9246
Sac9189
Allamakee91213
Louisa90822
Grundy90014
Union8668
Cass86126
Mitchell84610
Appanoose83414
Humboldt8286
Shelby81514
Guthrie80115
Emmet79426
Jefferson7766
Franklin76821
Madison7585
Unassigned7230
Palo Alto6795
Keokuk6718
Pocahontas6064
Howard5889
Ida56016
Osceola5512
Greene5472
Montgomery53111
Clarke5144
Davis50011
Taylor4823
Adair47210
Monroe46913
Monona4648
Worth3901
Fremont3883
Van Buren3845
Lucas3536
Decatur3460
Audubon3122
Wayne3097
Ringgold2512
Adams1882
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