NWS issues winter storm warning for Monday morning; 4-6 inches expected

Published 5:06 pm Sunday, February 16, 2014

The week could get off to a snowy start in Mower County.

The Monday morning commute could be dicey for many area residents, as the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning ahead of a storm system expected to dump 4 to 6 inches of snow.

The winter storm warning is in effect from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. Snow could start soon after midnight, but the heaviest snow is expected from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. when snowfall rates of an inch or more per hour are possible. NWS is warning road conditions will deteriorate quickly, and the heavy snow could cause near whiteouts, according to NWS.

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Southeast winds at 15 to 25 mph are likely to cause drifting, especially on country roads.

Another dose of snow is possible Wednesday night into Thursday.

On the bright side, the week will see a respite from the extreme cold temperatures experienced much of the winter. Highs will be in the low to mid-30s from Monday through Thursday.