Winter storm warning issued; 5-8 inches of snow expected

Published 7:32 am Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Spring continues its wily ways tomorrow — by welcoming back winter.

A winter storm warning for southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa has been issued for the area on Wednesday, with 5-8 inches of snow expected, according to the National Weather Service in LaCrosse, Wis.

The warning goes into effect at 7 a.m. Wednesday and extending to 1 a.m. Thursday.

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Difficult driving conditions are expected, including both commutes on Wednesday. There is a chance of a wintry mix of ice and snow as the system enters the area Wednesday morning. Snowfall of 1 to 2 inches of snow an hour could occur at the storm’s height.

Visibility will be reduced significantly, according to the NWS.