Winter weather advisory in effect

Published 7:31 am Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mower County may have dodged a bullet, but winter weather won’t push out of the area until the middle of this week.

After about 4.6 inches of snow fell on the area yesterday, winter weather is expected to persist into Wednesday as winds pick up.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until noon Wednesday. Blowing snow is expected to be the chief concern as drifting and limited visibility is possible.

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Light snow will continue to fall, but only about an inch of snow is possible.

Today winds are expected to be at 16 to 21 mph with gusts as high as 29 mph. On Wednesday, winds will continue at 10 and 18 mph with 26 mph gusts. Some blowing snow could continue Thursday, as winds will reach 13 to 20 mph with 28 mph gusts.

Temperature will drop to -5 tonight. Tomorrow, the high will be around 20 wth a low around -10. Wind chills could reach around -30.