Snow Expected Saturday Prompts Winter Storm Warning

February 23, 2018 10:45 PM

After a measurable amount of snow fell on the Twin Cities Thursday night and Friday morning, more snow is expected to fall in the metro Saturday and Sunday.

Because of the snow, the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for multiple Minnesota and Wisconsin counties. The warning goes into effect at 3 p.m. Saturday and lasts until 6 a.m. Sunday.


 The counties in Minnesota impacted by the warnings include Anoka, Benton, Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Le Sueur, McLeod, Meeker, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Steele, Waseca, Washington and Wright counties. The counties impacted in Wisconsin include Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk and St. Croix counties.

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According to the warnings, travel Saturday night through early Sunday morning is expected to be extremely difficult. With winds between 30 to 35 mph, blowing snow is expected.

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KSTP Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl said 4 to 8 inches of snow is expected in the Twin Cities.

Temperatures on Saturday are expected to reach a high of 32 degrees.

The expected snow comes days after inches of snow fell on the Twin Cities Thursday evening into Friday.

Find your city's snow emergency information here.

The snow accumulation led multiple cities to declare snow emergencies, including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, Crystal, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale and West St. Paul.


Ben Rodgers

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