Weather Alerts for Scott County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Winter Storm Watch  WINTER STORM WATCH   Winter Storm Watch

Areas Affected:
Anoka - Carver - Chisago - Dakota - Goodhue - Hennepin - McLeod - Ramsey - Rice - Scott - Washington
Effective: Mon, 1/22 12:00am Updated: Saturday, 1/20 8:50am Urgency: Future
Expires: Tue, 1/23 12:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

...Winter Storm to affect Central and Southern Minnesota and
Western Wisconsin Sunday night into Monday...
.A strong storm system will bring an area of moderate to heavy
snow across a portion of southern through east central Minnesota
into western Wisconsin Sunday night, spreading east through
Monday. Snowfall totals of 6 to 10 inches are possible by the
time the storm exits the region Monday evening. At this point,
the heaviest snow will fall south of a line from Redwood Falls
through the Twin Cities toward St Croix Falls and Rice Lake.
Other areas that may see heavy snow include Fairmont, Mankato,
River Falls and Eau Claire.
A wintry mix with a period of freezing rain is possible in far
southern Minnesota near the Iowa border, then toward Eau Claire,
leading to slick roads. In addition, northeast winds between
20 to 35 mph will cause blowing and drifting snow and whiteout
conditions at times, especially in open country. Winds will begin
diminishing Monday night.
Remember, this is still a Winter Storm watch, and the track of
the heaviest snow may change.  Be prepared for difficult driving
conditions if you have travel plans across central or southern
Minnesota and western and northern Wisconsin.
* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Plan on difficult
travel conditions, including during the evening commute on
Monday. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches and ice
accumulations of a light glaze are possible.
* WHERE...Portions of northwest and west central Wisconsin and
central, east central, south central and southeast Minnesota.
* WHEN...From late Sunday night through Monday evening.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will
cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.