Road conditions across Minnesota and Iowa

Road conditions across Minnesota and Iowa
Road conditions across Minnesota and Iowa(WVDOT)
Published: Dec. 15, 2022 at 9:11 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 21, 2022 at 3:34 PM CST
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Several inches of snow and high winds are expected to move through the area Wednesday into Friday.

The National Weather Service has issued a “Winter Storm Warning” for all of SE Minnesota and NE Iowa. This warning will be in effect from Wednesday evening extending through Saturday morning. A blizzard warning is also in effect from 6 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Saturday.

Light snow will continue in some spots until the late morning hours of Thursday with very minor additional accumulation possible, especially east of Rochester. Meanwhile, northwest winds will become much stronger by early Thursday afternoon, and blowing snow will cause difficult travel conditions.

Visibility levels will drop to less than a mile at times in the afternoon and evening leading to blizzard conditions, especially along and west of Interstate 35.

High temperatures will be slightly below zero with wind chill values around -30. Wind gusts will reach 35 miles per hour.

Stay up to date with current road conditions in Minnesota here.

Stay up to date with current Iowa road conditions here.