ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- A Winter Storm is currently moving into the area and will affect us through Tuesday afternoon. When all is said and done, by late Tuesday our storm totals could rival, if not even exceed, the most we have seen in the last two winters with an individual storm.
The snow is expected to begin after midnight in the early morning hours for areas around and west of I-35. Folks around Austin and Albert Lea can expect 1-3" of snow by the morning commute. The snow will be moving slowly from west to east and therefore by the morning commute Monday, expecting a little less around Rochester and points east. Expect a general 2-4" of snow by Monday evening with more likely overnight into Tuesday morning.
The snow looks to fall in two distinct waves. First with the initial band in the early to late morning hours before tapering off through the afternoon and possibly shutting off all together for a time. A second, stronger wave will likely slide through the area Monday evening through Tuesday morning. It is with this wave that most of the accumulating snow will be picked up with this storm. Snow is expected to shut off through Tuesday afternoon.
When all is said and done late Tuesday afternoon, we can expect a general 6-10" of snow with isolated 12" possible.
The Monday morning, Monday evening, and Tuesday morning commutes are all expected to be impacted.
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