Wet Weekend Makes For Slick Conditions…But The Worst Is Coming
The forecast going into the weekend was a mix of rain, freezing rain and snow. We didn't get the snow part that was expected Saturday in the St. Cloud area but we did get the rain/freezing rain part.
All that wetness made for some nasty travel conditions early Saturday. The MN State patrol reported hundreds of accidents that morning.
The rise in temperatures on Saturday kept things from being much worse than it could have been but what it really did is push off the inevitable. The rain (and some snow melt) made for very wet roads, parking lots and sidewalks and created some pretty big puddles everywhere.
It looks like the temps will stay above freezing overnight tonight but drop throughout the day on Monday, which will make for a lot of little ice rinks.
There is a Winter Weather Advisory until 12am on Tuesday with snow possible starting on Sunday evening and continuing all day Monday. We could see anywhere from 1 - 4 inches.
Even if it's on the low end of that, it will be enough to cover the newly formed ice. So be very careful driving...and even walking...and assume ice is everywhere.
MNDOT will be using a lot of sand and salt over the next few of days.
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