We woke up to a fresh coating of snow Thursday morning, with some parts of the viewing area getting up to 4 inches.
And more is on the way for the weekend.
According to Chief Meteorologist Matt Benz:
Low pressure moves into the Upper Midwest on Saturday moving from Oklahoma from the midday Saturday to eastern Iowa Saturday evening and to southeast Wisconsin by Saturday night.
This system has the potential to produce heavy snowfall along with sleet and rain for southeast Minnesota and northern Iowa.
Saturday starts out quiet with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures climbing into the lower 30s by the afternoon.
The chance for snow begins to pick up through the afternoon with the heaviest snow expected to fall late Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening.
Sleet and freezing rain may mix in at times, especially from Rochester to the southeast and that may cut into snowfall totals for our area.
Right now, it looks like the heaviest snow will fall to the northwest of a line from Austin-Rochester-Wabasha with as much as 4-8".
To the southeast of this line, snow totals will fall off quickly thanks to sleet and rain cutting into snow totals.
Of course, any shift south in the storm track will mean a bump up in snow totals. Winds will also be an issue into Saturday evening with southeast winds gusting to 20mph+.
Sunday features drier weather with slippery roads possible early in the day.
With some sunshine and temperatures in the lower 30s we should see improvement in road conditions by the afternoon.
Our break from the snow continues through early next week as temperatures climb well into the 30s for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Temperatures could be much warmer just to our south with highs well into the 50s possible for central Iowa. Our next chance for snow arrives for next week Wednesday and Thursday.