Tracking The Next Storm: Another Miss?

By: The Weather Authority Email
By: The Weather Authority Email

Another major winter storm will impact parts of the Midwest early this week. Similar to last week, our area will dodge the brunt of this storm.

Here is how this early week storm is expected to impact our area: We can expect an increase in clouds Sunday with a slight chance for a few sprinkles, but no significant precipitation is expected.

Temperatures will drop into the lower 30s overnight with a slight chance of showers. With temperatures near freezing, light freezing rain will be possible but no significant icing is expected.

On Monday, skies will remain cloudy with any morning freezing rain becoming all rain as highs reach for 40 degrees. Any precipitation that falls is expected to be light throughout the day.

By late Monday afternoon, temperatures will begin to drop and any rain showers will transition to snow showers. At this point, it is looking like the bulk of the heaviest precipitation will remain to our north and east, therefore any snow that falls Monday night will remain light.

Tuesday morning, there could be some slick spots with temperatures falling back to the middle 20s along with lingering snow showers. Any morning snow showers will gradually taper off as the storm moves east.

As far as snow accumulation, areas in and around the metro will see less than an inch. Areas to the north and east of the metro could see a bit more.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from Sunday evening through Tuesday for eastern North Dakota across a swath of Minnesota and down into northeastern Iowa.

North Dakota could see 8 to 12 inches with the highest amounts in Devils Lake, Grand Forks, Mayville, Fargo and Wahpeton. Six to 10 inches with isolated amounts of 12 inches were forecast from central through southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin into northern Iowa.

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