Winter Storm Expected to Bring Snow, Poor Travel Conditions

Travelers are warned to keep up to date with weather forecasts and to know what the weather will be like at their destination, Edwards says. Travel, the weather service advises, will be hard.

A weaker storm will swirl across southwestern Colorado Thursday night and Friday and bring five to 10 inches of snow to the central and southwest mountains.

The winter storm warning is in effect until noon Friday.

More than 7 inches has been reported by WCCO Weather Watchers in northwestern cities like Underwood and Ottertail. Precipitation should change back to snow Friday as much colder air moves in. Highs will top out in the low-40s, but the temps will oddly continue to rise as we head through the night.

Rain is melting the snow that fell in the metro, but major parts of MN are waking up to impressive snowfall totals Thursday morning.

It will be a colder day with highs reaching about 30 degrees with a nasty north wind of 15-30 miles per hour. Areas down south, closer to Fargo saw worse conditions than Grand Forks and can expect to see more snow again today.

Gusty winds may cause blowing and drifting mainly through Thursday night but also extending into Friday. Strong northeast winds gusting to 60 km/h will develop Thursday night giving locally reduced visibility in blowing snow. Gusts could reach 35 miles per hour by Thursday evening.

Highs drop into the low 20s on Friday with overnight lows in the single digits.

For those still digging out, Sunday could provide a high of 27 degrees beneath partly cloudy skies before colder conditions return for year's end.

Passengers flying United Airlines on December 26 and 27 will be able to reschedule flights through December 30.

  • Essie Rivera