May 1, 2013 at 5:25 pm
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Winter is still not over in eastern and south-central Minnesota.
An unprecedented very late season winter storm will intestify Wednesday night. Several inches of wet snow are forecast to fall on the northwest side of a strong cold front that is located from eastern Nebraska through northeastern Wisconsin.
The snow will be heavy at times, with hourly rates of one to two inches expected occasionally overnight. Several hours of this intense snowfall will produce total amounts of six to nine inches.
The heaviest snow is expected to fall approximately 40 miles within either side of a line from Rice Lake, Wisconsin through the southeastern Twin Cities metro area to Mankato and Fairmont.
Lighter snowfall amounts are expected along a line from Mora to New Ulm, and little or no snow is expected west of that line.
Snow will end from west to east across eastern Minnesota early Thursday morning.
A Winter Storm Warning is posted for the Twin Cities, Faribault, Mankato, Owatonna,, Fairmont, Blue Earth and Albert Lea until 10 am Thursday.
The National Weather Service says heavy, wet snow will stick to trees and could cause isolated power outages.
Temp: 81°F (27°C)
Wind: 6 SE