Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- The National Weather Service has adjusted its snowfall prediction for the Rochester area.
The agency issued a Winter Storm Warning that’s scheduled to begin at noon Thursday for Olmsted, Mower, Fillmore, Houston and Winona Counties. It’s set to expire at 6 a.m. on Friday.
The latest forecast is predicting 4-6 inches of snowfall for Rochester. That’s down slightly from the 4-8 inches predicted when the warning was issued on Wednesday.
The National Weather Service office in La Crosse says travel in southeast Minnesota, northern Iowa and southwest Wisconsin could still be difficult Thursday afternoon into Thursday night despite the predicted snow totals trending downward. Communities in Winona county could see 5-8 inches, while predictions for accumulating snow in Fillmore County, northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin range from 4-7 inches.
Rochester Public Schools has called off evening activities scheduled for Thursday. For closing and delay announcements, along with real-time road conditions, check the KROC News App.
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.