Weather advisory issued for Thursday night, Friday
The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has issued a winter storm watch, which is in effect from Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon, for portions of the region including St. Croix County.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect for Minnesota and Wisconsin, including St. Croix County, from 6 p.m. this evening (Thursday) to 12 p.m. Friday.
A low pressure system will develop over eastern Colorado late this afternoon. The low will continue to track northeast toward the southern Great Lakes region by midday Friday.
Snow is expected to move into southern and central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin tonight and last into Friday morning. Total snow accumulations will likely range from 3 to 6
inches south of a line from near the Twin Cities, to Bloomer and Eau Claire, Wis.
Increasing northerly winds will develop late tonight and early Ffriday morning with some blowing and drifting snow possibly impacting travel into Friday morning.
Another strong low pressure system will enter Minnesota and Wisconsin Saturday bringing more snowfall to the area. The heaviest snowfall is expected Saturday through Sunday as the low slowly passes. Amounts exceeding six inches are likely across much of east central Minnesota by Sunday night, including the Twin Cities metro area, as well as west central Wisconsin.
Very strong northwest winds will fill into these areas early Sunday and continue through Sunday evening. This will lead to significant blowing and drifting of snow.
Another round of bitterly cold air and dangerous wind chills are expected to arrive later Sunday.