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Heavy lake-effect snow continues across lower Great Lakes

Another round of heavy lake-effect snow is forecast for the Great Lakes through mid-day Friday. An additional 30 inches or more could fall in some locations, on top of the impressive amounts that have fallen already. This will result in very difficult or nearly impossible travel at times in the heaviest snow bands. The snow should taper off during the morning on Friday.
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Current Conditions

Olmsted County

Zone Forecast

  • Late This Afternoon Mostly sunny. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
  • Tonight Mostly clear. Lows near zero. West winds 5 to 10 mph... Shifting to the south after midnight. Wind chill readings 10 below to 15 below zero.
  • Friday Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 20s. South winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon. Lowest wind chill readings 10 below to 15 below zero in the morning.
  • Friday Night Not as cold. Cloudy. A slight chance of light freezing drizzle through the night. A slight chance of drizzle after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
  • Saturday Cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. A slight chance of drizzle and freezing drizzle in the morning. Highs in the upper 30s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
  • Saturday Night Mostly cloudy. Areas of fog. A chance of drizzle...possibly mixed with freezing drizzle. Lows in the mid 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
  • Sunday Rain likely. Highs in the lower 40s. Chance of rain 60 percent.
  • Sunday Night Snow...possibly mixed with rain. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
  • Monday Colder. Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Highs around 30.
  • Monday Night Colder. Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Lows around 17.
  • Tuesday Colder. Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Near steady temperature around 19.
  • Tuesday Night Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows around 9.
  • Wednesday Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Highs in the lower 20s.
  • Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Lows around 11.
  • Thanksgiving Day Partly sunny. Highs around 16.