Here comes the snow! - KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports

Here comes the snow!


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- We've reached what looks to be the coldest day of the season so far today as high temperatures will struggle to reach zero, if not climb into positive figures.

This current blast of arctic cold air is pouring into the Upper Midwest in the wake of a cold front that moved through the area last evening, stirring up some gusty northwest winds. Wind chills this morning are brutally cold and a Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until noon today as those wind chill indices will be around -20 to -30 through the morning, improving only a little in the afternoon as winds diminish and temperatures climb a bit under bright sunshine.

A storm system will move into the region tomorrow morning, spreading snow across the area with light to moderate accumulations likely. We'll receive three or four inches in the Rochester and in much of southeastern Minnesota.

Heavier amounts will accumulate to the south and southwest with about five inches falling along the Iowa border and up to seven inches falling in Mason City and Charles City, Iowa.

We'll then get a break for Saturday with some sunshine and light winds before another storm system brings a chance for another couple of inches of snowfall for our Sunday while temperatures will be a little more tolerable.

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