Albert Lea is in winter storm warningPublished 4:40pm Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Old Man Winter has not given up yet.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Freeborn County and other counties to the west, east and north.
It is in effect until 10 a.m. Thursday. Yes, this means snow in May.
Rain and snow is expected to begin falling Wednesday evening, become heavy snow at times and continue as snow into Thursday morning. More accumulation is expected during the day and into the evening.
The storm could bring 6 to 9 inches of the white stuff to some areas of Minnesota, including Albert Lea, according to the National Weather Service.
Thursday is expected to have a high of 35 degrees with 15 to 20 mph north winds, with gusts up to 25 mph.
Other counties besides Freeborn in the winter storm warning are Chisago, Hennepin, Anoka, Ramsey, Washington, Carver, Scott, Dakota, Nicollet, Le Sueur, Rice, Watonwan, Blue Earth, Waseca, Steele, Martin and Faribault.