Apr 13, 2013 at 6:15 am
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) The cruel joke otherwise known as our April weather is about to give us another punch to the stomach.
A weekend storm system containing sleet, freezing rain and snow will move into west central and central Minnesota Saturday night and Sunday.
The best chance of ice accumulation will occur early Sunday morning northwest of a Redwood Falls to St. Cloud and Mora line. That area could see up to a third of an inch of ice and five to eight inches of snow--with locally higher amounts possible.
Initially, temperatures will be cold enough for all snow when the precipitation begins Saturday night. By Sunday morning, warm air aloft will begin to surge northward and switch the precipitation from snow to sleet and freezing rain before possibly changing over to all rain by the afternoon.
Snowfall totals could range from five to eight inches north of a Morris...St Cloud and Mora line...with lesser amounts to the south and east. Areas around Montevideo, Benson and Willmar are likely to get ice accumulation on top of two to four inches of snow.
A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for west central and central Minnesota--inluding St. Cloud--from late Saturday night through Sunday afternoon.
St. Cloud picked up 8,7 inches of snow on Thursday, and another 1.4 inches Friday. That brings the seasonal total to 64.2 inches of snow.
Temp: 72°F (22°C)
Wind: Calm N