Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A rapid change in the forecast is now calling for measurable snow to fall in Minnesota

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The latest prediction for accumulating snowfall comes just over a week after much of Minnesota was battered by several waves of accumulating snow

The most recent storm dropped about six inches of snow in Rochester and over 8 inches at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. The snow may not have been a welcomed sight for some, however it did benefit Minnesota. 

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Last week’s update of the U.S. Drought Monitor indicates the late March snow wiped out extreme drought conditions in the state and reduced areas of Minnesota experiencing moderate drought from 75% to 43%. 

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More moisture in the form of rain and snow is predicted to fall in southeast Minnesota Tuesday into Wednesday. 

Accumulating Snow Forecasted for Southeast Minnesota Tuesday & Wednesday

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service predicts 1-2 inches of snow in Rochester and Wabasha. The heaviest snowfall predictions for Minnesota are in the far southeastern corner of the state. 


Forecasters are predicting 2-3 inches of snow in Fillmore and Houston Counties. Western and central Wisconsin are slated to see the brunt of the Spring snowstorm. 


The National Weather Service is predicting 2-8 inches for communities in that portion of the Dairy State. 

The storm is expected to bring rain to southeastern Minnesota Tuesday afternoon then transition to snow by the evening before exiting the region Wednesday morning. 

Forecasters say accumulations may be lower on roads and other warmer surfaces. Travel is predicted to be the most difficult Tuesday night. 

Gusty winds Tuesday night and Wednesday capable of causing blowing and drifting snow are also in the forecast. For real-time road conditions and weather-related announcements visit the KROC News App.

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Top 10 Items People in Minnesota Stock Up On When They Hear "Storm"

I am pretty sure that as soon as the word "storm" shows up in the forecast, people in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin are just trained to hop in their cars and go to the store. Stocking up on supplies becomes our #1 priority and we shop like we have absolutely nothing in our house to eat. So, we will up our carts with all "the things" and hope we grabbed enough to make it through the storm.

FYI - we will make it through the storm, and some of us will do that with Double Stuffed Oreos. Some of us will not...because the store shelf was empty by the time we got there.

Below are a few of the top items that we grab at the last minute before the storm hits.

Gallery Credit: Jessica On The Radio