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Heavy Snow & Ice Across Portions of the Plains and Midwest; Unsettled in the Pacific Northwest

Heavy snow and freezing rain will impact portions of the Plains, upper Midwest, and Great Lakes into Monday. Significant snow accumulations and gusty winds are likely in some areas. Farther to the south, rain and a few thunderstorms are expected over the Mississippi, Tennessee, and Ohio Valleys. Heavy rain & mountain snowfall will also continue from northern California into the Pacific Northwest. Read More >

Current conditions at

Rochester, Rochester International Airport (KRST)

Lat: 43.9°NLon: 92.49°WElev: 1316ft.

Fair

39°F

4°C

Humidity 76%
Wind Speed NW 3 mph
Barometer 29.90 in (1013.8 mb)
Dewpoint 32°F (0°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 20 Jan 4:54 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Rochester MN

Winter Storm Watch January 21, 09:00pm until January 23, 12:00am
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Winter Storm Watch
  • Tonight

    Tonight: Patchy fog.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Calm wind.

    Patchy Fog

    Low: 25 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Areas of fog before 4pm.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 36. Calm wind becoming northeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

    Areas Fog

    High: 36 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow, mainly after midnight.  Low around 30. Northeast wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Chance Snow
    then Snow

    Low: 30 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain before 1pm, then snow between 1pm and 5pm, then snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain after 5pm. The snow could be heavy at times.  High near 33. North wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.  New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.

    Heavy Snow
    then Wintry
    Mix

    High: 33 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain, becoming all snow after 8pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 17. North wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.  New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

    Wintry Mix
    Likely then
    Chance Snow

    Low: 17 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 23 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 10. West wind 3 to 7 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 10 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 24. West wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 24 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 12. West wind around 6 mph becoming south after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 12 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Calm wind.
Sunday
Areas of fog before 4pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 36. Calm wind becoming northeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Snow, mainly after midnight. Low around 30. Northeast wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Monday
Snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain before 1pm, then snow between 1pm and 5pm, then snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain after 5pm. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 33. North wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.
Monday Night
Snow likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain, becoming all snow after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 17. North wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 10. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 24. West wind 3 to 6 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 12. West wind around 6 mph becoming south after midnight.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. South wind 6 to 8 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. South wind 8 to 11 mph.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 42. South wind 11 to 13 mph.
Friday Night
A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. South wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Southwest wind 8 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
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Point Forecast:
Rochester MN
 44.02°N 92.49°W
4:44 pm CST Jan 20, 2018
5pm CST Jan 20, 2018-6pm CST Jan 27, 2018
 
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