Friday and Friday Night: Snow, Hazardous Travel West of Mississippi River

A winter storm impacts Minnesota and Iowa Friday and Friday night, with the greatest impacts towards the Interstate 35 corridor. Snow amounts steadily taper off from west to east as
one moves towards the Mississippi River. In addition, east to northeast winds gusting up to 30 mph could cause patchy blowing and drifting snow, especially in open areas towards central Minnesota and Iowa. If you have travel planned, monitor the forecast for updates and be prepared for hazardous conditions.



Friday: Accumulating Snow, Hazardous Travel

  • What: Accumulating snow. Localized blowing snow possible.
  • Where: Near and west of Mississippi River with higher totals (5-8") closer to Interstate 35. Elsewhere in southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa (1-5").  The lowest snow totals will be near the Mississippi River.
  • Timing: Snow arrives mid-morning Friday, falls heaviest from noon to 6 PM, exits by midnight.
  • Impacts: Roads will quickly become snow-covered, leading to slippery to hazardous travel. Friday afternoon commute will be impacted. Expect poor visibility at times.