Don’t Drive Tonight If You Don’t Have To In Southeast Minnesota
The first Winter Weather Advisory of the season has been posted for our neck of the woods and it could make travel tricky tonight.
That's right, winter won't kick in officially for another 5 weeks or so, but Old Man Winter has already made his presence felt here in southeast Minnesota. And while it's not the biggest snowfall we'll ever see, traveling tonight could be kind of tough.
The National Weather Service office in La Crosse has issued the first Winter Weather Advisory of the season for most of southeast Minnesota, northern Iowa and western Wisconsin... and it calls for 2 to 4 inches of snow to fall by Saturday morning.
The timing is the issue, though. The advisory we'll most likely see snow beginning to fall around sunset-- which is at 4:42 p.m. today-- and continue overnight. So roads could start to get slick as you're heading home and getting your weekend underway.
Also, keep in mind that this could be our first snowfall with several inches of snow, which will no doubt mean all those other drivers (not you or me, of course!) will have to relearn how to drive in the snow-- and could make any travel tonight extra-tricky. So go slow and stay safe out there!
You can read the entire Winter Weather Advisory HERE.