Sleet, 2-4 inches possible starting tonight

Published 9:20 am Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Don’t stow away the snow shovels just yet.

The National Weather Service out of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, is warning of another bout of wintry weather starting this afternoon that could bring rain, sleet and later 2-4 inches of snow.

With a high expected around 37 in Austin Tuesday, the system should first move in as rain and sleet around 3 p.m. before eventually turning to snow overnight.

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The weather service issued a winter weather advisory for Mower County for 4 p.m. tonight through 4 a.m. Wednesday. With winds at 10 to 18 mph, visibility could be reduced at times.

Freezing drizzle is again possible Wednesday morning before the precipitation dissipates for a cloudy, breezy day with a high of 39 and winds reaching 17 to 22 mph.

After warm weather and a recent thaw, Austin got about 6 inches of snow Sunday night into Monday, while Grand Meadow got 8.5 inches.

However, this should be the lion before March goes out more like a lamb. After a cool end to the work week — a high of 36 Thursday and 31 Friday — temperatures are expected to warm to 41 Saturday and 50 on Sunday.

Some models show high temperatures in the mid-50s early next week with the 60s possible on next Tuesday, March 31.