Winter Storm to Bring Harzardous Travel from the Plains to the Northeast through this Weekend

A sprawling winter storm will create hazardous travel conditions from the Plains into the Northeastern U.S. through this weekend. Areas of moderate to heavy snow are forecast over much of the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and the interior Northeast and northern New England. Freezing rain is expected from the southern Plains into the Mid Mississippi Valley, and the Mid Atlantic region. Read More >

Current conditions at

Albert Lea, Albert Lea Municipal Airport (KAEL)

Lat: 43.68°NLon: 93.37°WElev: 1260ft.

Light Snow and Breezy

18°F

-8°C

Humidity 93%
Wind Speed SE 21 G 26 mph
Barometer 30.24 in
Dewpoint 16°F (-9°C)
Visibility 0.75 mi
Wind Chill1°F (-17°C)
Last update 17 Jan 1:55 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Albert Lea MN

Winter Storm Warning until January 18, 06:00pm
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Winter Storm Warning
  •  
    Winter Storm Warning until January 18, 06:00pm

    NOW until
    6:00pm Sat

    Winter Storm Warning

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times.  Patchy blowing snow. High near 24. Breezy, with a southeast wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Heavy Snow
    and Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    High: 24 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle, becoming all snow after 4am. The snow could be heavy at times.  Patchy blowing snow between midnight and 1am. Temperature rising to around 28 by 5am. Breezy, with a southeast wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible.  New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Wintry Mix
    and Areas
    Blowing Snow

    Low: 22 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Snow likely, mainly before 11am.  Patchy blowing snow after 8am. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 4 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -20. Windy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Likely
    and Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    High: 20 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Areas of blowing snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7. Wind chill values as low as -27. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

    Blustery.
    Areas Blowing
    Snow then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -7 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 1. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Cold

    High: 1 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -9 °F

  • M.L.King
    Day

    M.L.King Day: Sunny and cold, with a high near 3. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

    Cold

    High: 3 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -7. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -7 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Patchy blowing snow. High near 24. Breezy, with a southeast wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Tonight
Snow, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle, becoming all snow after 4am. The snow could be heavy at times. Patchy blowing snow between midnight and 1am. Temperature rising to around 28 by 5am. Breezy, with a southeast wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Saturday
Snow likely, mainly before 11am. Patchy blowing snow after 8am. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 4 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -20. Windy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday Night
Areas of blowing snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7. Wind chill values as low as -27. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
Sunday
Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 1. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
M.L.King Day
Sunny and cold, with a high near 3. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -7. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 20. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. South wind around 10 mph.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 28. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 35. South wind around 5 mph.
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Point Forecast:
Albert Lea MN
 43.65°N 93.36°W (Elev. 1198 ft)
11:18 am CST Jan 17, 2020
2pm CST Jan 17, 2020-6pm CST Jan 23, 2020
 
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