UPDATE: Heaviest Snow Now Predicted to Hit Central and Northern Minnesota

The first spring snowstorm has come and gone, and now the National Weather Service has issued an alert for spring snowstorm number two for Minnesota and Wisconsin beginning Saturday night through Tuesday.

Snow Totals For March 22, 2024 in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Several inches of snow fell across the land of 10,000 lakes Thursday night and into Friday morning, centered mostly on central and southern Minnesota, and western Wisconsin.

Snow reports for Friday morning from the Twin Cities range from 7.5 inches in Chisago City to 4 inches in New Hope. Rochester received 2 to 3.5 inches, while Byron and Kasson saw about 2 inches. Areas in Western Wisconsin are reporting 2 to 4 inches.

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Minnesota Snowstorm Forecast For Sunday Through Tuesday

Round two of winter weather is predicted to be "a prolonged period of snow, rain and possible wintry mix," according to the NWS. Strong winds and drifting snow are expected, however, details of the event are still uncertain.

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NWS Lacrosse (tap to enlarge)

The two-day snow total currently forecasts high confidence for about 6 more inches of snow accumulation across central and southern Minnesota, with the Twin Cities and areas just SW predicted to have the highest probability of 6+ inches of snowfall.

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Northern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin are currently expected to be impacted the most. Current predictions are calling for 12"-25" of snow in Duluth, but the NWS makes note that snowfall ranges will narrow as we get closer to Sunday

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NWS Duluth (tap to enlarge)

The NWS is also monitoring the possibility of snow and ice accumulations impacting Minnesota's power grid, depending on how much ice versus snow falls.

According to KROC News, "The National Weather Service says a shift to the west would likely produce more rain and the risk of icing in Minnesota, while a shift to the east would increase the potential for heavy snow."

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As the weekend progresses, continue monitoring forecasts and plan ahead for potential travel impacts.

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