It won’t rival the Halloween Blizzard of 1991, but a weather system making its way from the Dakotas into Minnesota overnight Thursday, Oct. 26 and into Friday morning could make for a messy morning commute.
That’s the word from the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities, as the weather folks have issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Wright County and most points north and west in Central Minnesota.
Travel could get especially rough Friday morning, as winds sustained over 25 mph could push around the 2 to 4 inches of snow forecast to fall on the St. Michael-Albertville and Otsego areas. Higher amounts could fall to the south, and to the extreme north heavy snow is expected, particularly near Grand Rapids and International Falls.
Here’s the advisory from the National Weather Service
.WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO NOON CDT FRIDAY, OCT. 27... * WHAT...Snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute on Friday. In addition, significant reductions in visibility are expected. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected. * WHERE...Portions of central Minnesota, east central Minnesota and west central Minnesota. * WHEN...1 AM to noon Friday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will cause widespread blowing and drifting snow. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means periods of snow and blowing snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.