The National Weather Service says a late week winter storm could impact a large part of Minnesota. The potential impacts are expected to arrive across southern Minnesota Thursday and last into the day Saturday.

With the storm system still several days away, much is uncertain as to how things will play out across the region.

We are continuing to monitor a late-week winter storm that will provide potential impacts to our region in the form of both rain and snow.
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There appears to be a large amount of moisture associated with the system, but much of that could fall as rain in some areas. However, there will be enough cold air for some locations to see more than six inches of new snow accumulation.

Late Week NWS Forecast for Owatonna

  • THU 3/16: Rain likely, then rain & snow, breezy, high 38.
  • THU Night: Snow and patchy blowing snow, low 17.
  • FRI 3/17: Chance of snow & patchy blowing snow, high 23.
  • FRI Night: Chance of snow & blustery, low 13.
  • SAT 3/18: Slight chance of snow and blustery, high 21.

It's worth mentioning that the average high for the month of March in Owatonna is 40, so after tomorrow's high of 42, we'll be well below average for the next week or so. The good news; we should be back to normal or above normal high temperatures by the middle of next week.

There's plenty of time for the storm track to shift one way or another, so stay tuned for forecast updates.

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