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More snow, drizzle is headed this way

Published 7:45am Monday, March 4, 2013

About 3 inches of snow fell overnight in the Albert Lea area, with winds of 15 to 25 mph, but the question this morning around town was: How much snow will fall across the region tonight?

A winter storm warning remains in effect for Albert Lea and much of Minnesota through Tuesday.

Lake Mills and Northwood-Kensett schools had a two-hour delay today.

Radar this morning showed snow and possibly drizzle headed toward Albert Lea, likely to hit before this newspaper reaches doorsteps.

The National Weather Service forecast says: “Snow before 10 a.m., then snow, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle. High near 31. East southeast wind around 15 mph.”

The forecast says areas of Minnesota ought to get another 6 to 12 inches of heavy snow in a second wave of snow tonight and Tuesday. The heaviest areas are to be near the Minnesota-Wisconsin border.

The forecast for Albert Lea says another 1 to 2 inches during the day today, 3 to 5 inches tonight, then another 1 to 3 inches Tuesday.

So let’s summarize: First snow, then drizzle that freezes to the sidewalks as ice, then heavy snow to cover it all up. Stay safe out there.