Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Upper Mississippi River Valley
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
422 AM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018

A strong low pressure system was located over northern Missouri
early this morning. During the late evening and overnight hours,
this low was responsible for rain and thunderstorms over the
southern parts of the region, to snow across parts of central
Minnesota into northern Wisconsin. In between was a wintry mix
from southern Minnesota into central Wisconsin. Strong and gusty
northeast winds of 20 to 30 mph gusting 30 to 45 mph blowing
across much of the region as well. Early morning temperatures
ranged from the 20s across the northland to the lower 50s in
southeast Iowa.

The low will continue to bring a wintry mix of precipitation to
the area today and tonight, with the wintry mix of becoming all
snow across the area tonight. Several inches of snowfall are
likely, with the heaviest amounts from southwest Minnesota into
the north half of Wisconsin, where totals could exceed 12 inches.
Winter storm or blizzard warnings are posted for these areas today
and tonight. Across northern Iowa into central Wisconsin snow
amounts will be less but there will be sleet and freezing rain
mixed in. Winter weather advisories are posted for these areas.

Highs today are going to range from the 20s across much of
Minnesota and northern Wisconsin, to the mid 40s in southeast
Iowa. Lows tonight will range from around 20 across the northland
to the lower 30s in northern Illinois.

Some snow is going to continue over the central and east parts of
the region on Sunday.

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