Winter storm taking aim at upper Midwest

Winter Storm Hunter a Potential Plains Blizzard Wednesday, Thursday; Then a Mess of Snow, Ice in Ohio Valley

EARLY LOOK: Weekend winter storm could bring several inches of snow to central Indiana

National Weather Service on Tuesday issued a winter storm watch across much of East Central, Northeast and Southeast Nebraska for Wednesday evening, January 10, into Wednesday night and Thursday morning. "Travel conditions may become hard Wednesday evening and continue through Thursday". "Temperatures will plummet overnight into Thursday, and gusty northwest winds will accompany the influx of cold air". The snow will continue throughout the day, but we'll get a short break from it tonight before the next storm comes in Thursday.

Valley rain and mountain snow is expected in much of the West.

Rain changing to snow in the morning and continuing into the afternoon.

Snow likely before noon. A band of snow is expected to push into western Minnesota Wednesday evening while another one develops late Wednesday night further east from south central Minnesota to northwest Wisconsin.

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Wednesday night... Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow. We note the European global model hints at some light snow over north Alabama Wednesday, but the Global Forecast System is dry, and we will leave the forecast dry for now. Outside of this narrow corridor, 2 to 4 inches are expected by Thursday afternoon.

This weather will be a drastic change from earlier in the week, with temperatures in the low 60s on Wednesday and Thursday. Blowing snow is also possible, especially across southern Minnesota where blizzard conditions are possible. Blowing snow and blizzard conditions possible in these areas. As of January 1 this year, only 10.7 inches of snow had fallen in st. Cloud.

EXTENDED: Sunshine will return for Thursday with even colder air settling in as highs only climb to the 30s and 40s.

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