First Alert Day: Moderate snowfall could impact the morning commute Thursday

Slick roads will be possible Thursday morning and afternoon
Published: Dec. 14, 2022 at 4:48 PM CST
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – A “First Alert Day” will be in place for the morning commute Thursday. Light to moderate snowfall will be possible overnight Wednesday through Thursday evening.

Winter Weather Alerts
Winter Weather Alerts(KTTC)

“Winter Weather Advisories” have been issued by the National Weather Service for the following counties: Olmsted, Dodge, Winona, Wabasha, Goodhue, Steele, Freeborn, Worth, and Winnebago. These advisories all have different times.

Olmsted, Winona, Wabasha, Dodge: 9 p.m. Wednesday until 9 a.m. Thursday

Freeborn, Steele: 3 a.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday

Goodhue: 9 p.m. Wednesday until 6 p.m. Thursday

Worth, Winnebago: 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday

Travel outlook Thursday
Travel outlook Thursday(KTTC)

The main snow impact should come in the morning for the morning commute Thursday. Slight to moderate impacts are possible for areas along and to the north of I-90 Thursday morning. NE IA might not see the impacts on the roads until later in the morning and afternoon.


Snowfall forecast
Snowfall forecast(KTTC)

Snowfall amounts will range from 1-5″ area-wide. The highest totals will probably end up east of Hwy-52 near the Mississippi River Valley.

Rochester: 2-4″

Winona: 2-5″

Wabasha: 2-5″

Red Wing: 2-5″

Austin: 0-3″

Albert Lea: 3-5″

Mason City: 0-2″

Charles City: 0-2″

Preston/Lanesboro: 1-4″


Snowfall Thursday and Friday
Snowfall Thursday and Friday(KTTC)
7-day forecast
7-day forecast(KTTC)