ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Freezing rain advisory issued for Thursday, Friday; temperatures to fall over weekend

Some parts of the West Central Tribune's coverage area are expected to receive freezing rain Thursday evening and Friday morning, then to experience a drastic drop in temperatures and wind chills. A freezing rain advisory will be in effect from 6...

 

Some parts of the West Central Tribune’s coverage area are expected to receive freezing rain Thursday evening and Friday morning, then to experience a drastic drop in temperatures and wind chills.

A freezing rain advisory will be in effect from 6 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday in Pope and Stearns counties and in counties further north, according to the National Weather Service.

The advisory says the freezing rain will fall especially north of a line from Morris to St. Cloud to Cambridge in Minnesota and will spread into west central Wisconsin.

In areas south of that line, temperatures are expected to remain just above freezing through the night. On Friday, temperatures should be in the middle 30s in the morning, and the freezing rain should end.

ADVERTISEMENT

A sharp drop in temperatures is expected to begin Friday night, and the highs on Saturday are forecast to be in single digits with winds from the west gusting into the 30s.

Lows Saturday night and Sunday night are forecast to be below zero.

Related Topics: WEATHER
In 42 years in the newspaper industry, Linda Vanderwerf has worked at several daily newspapers in Minnesota, including the Mesabi Daily News, now called the Mesabi Tribune in Virginia. Previously, she worked for the Las Cruces Sun-News in New Mexico and the Rapid City Journal in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She has been a reporter at the West Central Tribune for nearly 27 years.

Vanderwerf can be reached at email: lvanderwerf@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4340
What To Read Next
Fundraising is underway to move the giant ball of twine from the Highland, Wisconsin, home of creator James Frank Kotera, who died last month at age 75, 44 years after starting the big ball.
Mike Clemens, a farmer from Wimbledon, North Dakota, was literally (and figuratively) “blown away,” when his equipment shed collapsed under a snow load.