The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has issued a winter weather advisory for the Wright County area for Tuesday, Feb. 3.
According to the NWS, a storm system south and west of the St. Michael-Albertville area will make its way through the Twin Cities this afternoon, dropping 2 inches of new snow just as drivers are headed out for the evening commute.
Here’s the NWS advisory:
… WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CST THIS EVENING…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CST THIS EVENING.
* TIMING… HIGH SNOWFALL RATES DURING THE AFTERNOON.
* MAIN IMPACT… HIGH SNOWFALL RATES WILL EXACERBATE THE AFTERNOON COMMUTE. TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES… AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
… A QUICK BURST OF ACCUMULATING SNOW TO IMPACT THE AFTERNOON COMMUTE…
.SNOW WILL CONTINUE SPREADING THROUGH SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA… WITH THE HEAVIEST ACCUMULATION OF 5 TO 7 INCHES FROM MONTEVIDEO THROUGH JUST NORTH OF MANKATO TO FARIBAULT. A HEAVY SNOW BAND ALONG AND JUST NORTH OF THE MINNESOTA RIVER VALLEY HAS PRODUCED REPORTS IN EXCESS OF 4 INCHES BY EARLY AFTERNOON NEAR MONTEVIDEO. AMOUNTS WILL BE CLOSER TO 1 TO 4 INCHES ON EITHER SIDE OF THIS HEAVY SNOW BAND.