Winter Weather Advisories have been issued ahead of the next round of snow for all of the area, with winter storm warnings to the west across parts of Iowa and Minnesota.
The enitre viewing area is under a Winter Weather Advisory ahead of the next round of snow. If you're traveling, Winter Storm Warnings are in place through Iowa and north towards the Twin Cities. #wiwx #iawx #mnwx pic.twitter.com/Kbo2LAzVG2— Chris Reece (@ChrisReeceWX) February 19, 2019
The actual start times on these advisories are between midnight and 3 a.m. Wednesday as the next round of snow will likely begin to arrive during the early morning hours of Wednesday.
Snow will then overspread the area throughout the day on Wednesday, with some of the heaviest falling during the morning rush hours.
Snow will likely persist into the afternoon as well, though warmer air could transition things over to a period of a wintry mix or rain in the far south east.
Into the evening, snow could transition to a period of freezing drizzle as drier air works in and the system moves away.
When all is said and done, there is still a bit of disagreement among the modeling in terms of how much frozen precipitation falls. The GFS and the European, however, are fairly well in the median of the model spread.
This will likely be a general 2-5 inch snow event, with the heaviest amounts in the north and western parts of the area. To the south and east, a general 1-3 inches will fall before freezing rain and sleet cut into the snow.
In the meantime, Wednesday is an Alert Day in anticipation of impacts to travel and the Wednesday commutes.
Given the warmer temperatures, this will also be a heavier, wet, snow. Please take it easy while shoveling, and don't hesitate to help out our older neighbors. The past couple weeks have been wild, and we aren't out of the woods, but we're in this together.
Stay tuned to News 3 Now First Alert Weather for all of the latest, and follow Meteorologist Chris Reece on twitter as he will actively tweet any of the latest developments.
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