Another day, another snowstorm headed this way

Published 4:40 pm Monday, February 18, 2019

On the heels of a weekend snowstorm that brought accumulating snow to the area, another storm is expected to begin Tuesday night and continue through Wednesday.

According to the National Weather Service, snowfall is expected to spread into southern Minnesota Tuesday night and reach the Interstate 94 corridor of central Minnesota and western Wisconsin by Wednesday morning. One or 2 inches of accumulation is likely by 6 a.m. for the Wednesday morning commute, the weather agency states.

Snow will continue through much of Wednesday, with the heaviest snow coming Wednesday morning at rates of nearly 1 inch an hour possible. Snow is expected to taper off Wednesday afternoon and evening.

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In anticipation of the weather, the Weather Service has placed Albert Lea under a winter storm watch from late Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon.

Total snow accumulation of 6 to 8 inches is possible.

The snowfall will lead to slippery roads and reduced visibility, and people should plan for hazardous conditions.