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Approaching winter storm will bring snowfall

Winter Storm Watches are in effect

Worthington snowfall possible
Expected total snowfall accumulations between Wednesday and Thursday morning
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An area of low pressure located in eastern Colorado will begin to move into the central Plains on Wednesday, and then into northern Illinois by Thursday morning. In doing so, this area of low pressure will likely bring accumulating snow into our region on Wednesday.

Cloudy skies on Wednesday morning will give way to a near steady to steady snow beginning during the mid/late morning hours on Wednesday, and then continuing throughout the afternoon and into the evening hours. The snow will then begin to taper off during the overnight hours, but a few lingering snow showers will be possible on Thursday morning.

Worthington Winter storm watch
Weather alerts as of 9:20 AM CST Tuesday
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Total snowfall accumulations around the Worthington area may reach up to 6 to 10 inches. Lesser snowfall accumulations of around 3 to 6 inches will be possible for Sioux Falls, SD and Slayton, MN. Further northwest, snowfall totals of around 1 to 3 inches will be possible for Marshall, MN.

Expect travel to be difficult on Wednesday and Wednesday Night.

Northeasterly winds will be present across the area on Wednesday and Wednesday night, with gusts upwards of 35 mph possible. On Thursday, the winds will become northwesterly, with gusts up to 35 mph remaining possible. Areas of blowing and drifting snow will be likely, which will further add to travel impacts.

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All that is required is a subtle rising motion in the air or a subtle cooling of the air at cloud level.
Such a forecast would be nearly impossible because wind over land is much more turbulent than wind over water.
Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are expected.