UPDATE (3/22/24 8:00 AM): Another Significant Snowstorm Takes Aim at Minnesota, Wisconsin This Weekend

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- The calendar may say that it’s Spring, but most of Minnesota will be under a Winter Weather Advisory Thursday night. 

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The National Weather Service issued the advisory around 3:20 Thursday morning. The massive storm is set to produce winter weather impacts that stretch from west of the Fargo-Moorhead area into far-eastern Wisconsin

Southeast Minnesota and the Twin Cities are included in the Winter Weather Advisory. The snow is expected to start flying Thursday night and wrap up by Friday. 

Winter Weather Advisory in purple. NWS
Winter Weather Advisory in purple. NWS

The Winter Weather Advisory begins at 10 p.m. Thursday in Rochester. It takes effect at 7 p.m. in the Twin Cities and starts at 4 p.m. in northwestern Minnesota

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Thursday’s snowfall will impact Friday morning’s commute by leaving slick and snow covered roads in its wake, the weather bulletin says. 

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Most of the communities included in the advisory are predicted to receive at least two inches of snow.

Accumulations of up to 6 inches are possible in central Wisconsin and light icing could occur in northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin. 

Minnesota Department of Transportation (Instagram)
Minnesota Department of Transportation (Instagram)

The National Weather Service also issued a new snowfall prediction Thursday morning. Rochester, Faribault, the Twin Cities and Preston are forecasted to pick up 2-5 inches of snow. 

2-4 inches are predicted for Austin while Winona and Wabasha Could see 2-6 inches of snow.The advisory is scheduled to expire in Rochester at 10:00 Friday morning. 

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