A winter storm system that will linger in the Wright County area for more than a full day will drop heavy, wet snow and cause headaches during the Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning commute, according to an update issued by the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities Sunday evening.
The NWS has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the NWCT area, including Monticello, St. Michael, Albertville and Otsego. The forecast, for now, calls for 6 to 8 inches of heavy, wet, March-like snow to fall on the area beginning Monday night and through Tuesday, with several bands of snow falling overnight. The snow should dissipate prior to the Tuesday evening commute/rush hour.
The storm will be worse to the west and south, with up to a foot of snow expected in the Mankato, Marshall and Willmar areas. Sioux Falls, S.D., appears to be the western edge of the storm system.
The NWS has issued a video breakdown of the storm, available here.