NORTH MANKATO – A mild weekend is moving into Monday with a winter storm bearing down on southern Minnesota.
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 6 p.m. Sunday night until 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. Its main impact will be 6 to 8 inches of snow in the warning area. There could be isolated amounts of 10 inches, especially near the Minnesota River.
The warning impacts the following Three Eagles Radio listening area counties of Blue Earth, Brown, Nicollet, Sibley, Le Sueur, Waseca, Faribault, Martin and Watonwan.
4 to 8 inches of snow are forecast for Mankato and North Mankato. St. Peter and New Ulm could see 5 to 9 inches of snow. Farther north, Gibbon and Winthrop could get from 5 to 11 inches. To the south, Blue Earth and Fairmont are in line for 3 to 7 inches of snow.
The heaviest snow is anticipated from Sunday through the day on Monday. Winds from the northeast are expected to pick up late Monday afternoon, with gusts over 30 miles per hour through Tuesday morning.
That could lead blowing and drifting snow on roads that will already be snow covered and slippery.