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Nor'easter to impact East Coast Thanksgiving travel

An active weather pattern is shaping up across the eastern U.S. as a nor'easter continues to be forecast to move up the East Coast through early Thursday. This storm will bring precipitation up and down the coast, mostly in the form of rain along coastal areas, with snow expected farther inland. These conditions are expected to impact Thanksgiving travel conditions on Wednesday.
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Owatonna MN

7 Day Forecast

Overnight

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Chance
Snow

Low: 24 °F

Wednesday

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 100%

Snow

High: 26 °F

Wednesday
Night

Blowing Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Blowing
Snow

Low: 0 °F

Thanksgiving
Day

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 13 °F

Thursday
Night

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

Chance
Snow

Low: 10 °FRising Temperatures

Friday

Wintry Mix Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Wintry
Mix

High: 30 °F

Friday
Night

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

Low: 22 °F

Saturday

Partly Sunny

Partly
Sunny

High: 32 °F

Saturday
Night

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly
Cloudy

Low: 12 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Overnight A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly after 2am. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 24. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Wednesday Snow, mainly before 3pm. High near 26. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
  • Wednesday Night A 20 percent chance of snow before 9pm, then patchy blowing snow after 9pm. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -14. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
  • Thanksgiving Day Mostly sunny, with a high near 13. Wind chill values as low as -14. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
  • Thursday Night A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 18 by 3am. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.
  • Friday A slight chance of freezing drizzle and sleet before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. South southwest wind around 10 mph.
  • Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 32. South southwest wind around 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.
  • Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
  • Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 17. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
  • Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 3. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
  • Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 18. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
  • Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
  • Tuesday A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.