West central Minnesota under winter storm warning for Tuesday into early Wednesday
Much of west central Minnesota is under a winter storm warning through 5 a.m. Wednesday with up to 4 inches of snow forecast along with accumulating ice.
WILLMAR — Much of west central Minnesota is under a winter storm warning from 6 a.m. Tuesday through 6 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service-Twin Cities , an update from the earlier storm watch.
This forecast includes Stearns, Kandiyohi, Renville and all counties westward to the South Dakota border. The warning extends northward into central Minnesota and further to the Red River Valley region.
The weather forecast issued late Monday afternoon includes heavy mixed precipitation expected with total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches of snow along with ice accumulations of a light glaze. Gusting winds up to 45 mph are expected.
Rain, snow and freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet, are forecast before 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Then snow, possibly mixed with rain and sleet, is expected after 5 p.m. Tuesday plus wind gusts up to 45 mph. The chance of precipitation is 100%, according to the Weather Service. New ice accumulation of around a 0.1 of an inch is possible.
Much of western South Dakota and northern Nebraska are under a blizzard warning from midnight Tuesday into early Thursday.