Snowstorm on track for Uppper MidwestRegional Weather
-- Forecasters now say that most of Wisconsin and Minnesota will be hit by a major snowstorm that’s rumbling into the nation’s mid-section.
Forecasters now say that most of Wisconsin and Minnesota will be hit by a major snowstorm that’s rumbling into the nation’s mid-section.
Over a foot is expected in spots between Colorado and Illinois. In Kansas alone forecasters expect up to 13-inches of snow from a system that grew stronger as it left the Rockies. The storm has already caused at least one traffic death in Oklahoma, where an 18-year-old man died after his pick-up truck slid into an oncoming vehicle on slush-and-ice.
Three-to-six inches are predicted for all of Wisconsin except the far north by the end of tomorrow. And parts of the Fox Valley and southern Wisconsin could also get some freezing rain with this storm. The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories for most of the Badger State for tonight and tomorrow.
The same storm approaching Minnesota is expected to dump several inches of new snow, starting this afternoon in southern Minnesota and moving across central Minnesota by midnight. National Weather Service Meteorologist Bill Borghoff says the worst of it will probably stay south, but snow accumulations are expected to be in the four to eight inch range across a very wide area, from the Plains through most of central and southern Minnesota. He says's four to six inches in most areas is, "A very good bet." The heaviest snows are expected along Interstate 90. A winter weather advisory is in place for the southern half of the state.