April 20, 2018

Little snow but heavy winds expected throughout Wednesday

05 April 2018, 12:53 | Lionel James

Winter storm Wilbur to deliver expansive swath of snow from Northern Rockies to Great Lakes

Spring winter storm arrives tonight

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for central Minnesota starting at 1 PM this afternoon and lasting through 1 AM tonight. The primary band of snow was across northern Missouri, extending into west-central IL, during the late morning and afternoon hours, bringing three to six inches of snow Sunday.

Despite the snow coming to an end, sloppy road conditions will continue into the morning hours and impact the morning commute. "Generally, expect a coating - 2" across the area, with an isolated 3" amount possible at the south coast, west of Buzzards Bay, back into southern RI and CT. The snow will melt quickly with afternoon sunshine and highs in the mid-40s.

The average temperature of 36.8 degrees was 2.1 degrees below normal.

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Temperatures for the remainder of the week will be in the upper 40's and 50's, with a possible 60 degree temp on Wednesday.

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A warm front connected with this system will move across Newfoundland, starting as snow, changing to ice pellets and freezing rain, then to rain early Thursday.

The rest of today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 47 and a low of 38.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of rain, high near 39. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Friday will bring a decent chance of snow, likely before noon, along with north wind gusts as high as 25 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 90%. But a county or two away could receive less than two inches of snow, he said.

Sunday night - A chance of snow. Winds could gust as high as 30 miles per hour. Environment Canada has also issued a freezing rain warning for northern Peterborough, northern Kawartha Lakes, and Hastings, with freezing rain developing overnight and into Wednesday morning. The wind ahead of the front will be from the southwest then shift to the west behind the boundary. South wind 6 to 8 miles per hour.

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