A strong spring storm is rolling through Minnesota over the next couple of days and it could bring significant impacts to much of the state in the form of freezing rain.
The storm is the topic of discussion on this week's episode of the Way Over Our Heads podcast with climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld and Jim du Bois.
As Kenny and Jim discuss in the episode, icing could be an issue for a lot of Minnesotans. This is the latest map from the National Weather Service showing where up to a quarter of an inch of ice could accumulate, causing nasty driving conditions, slippery walkways and possibly even power outages.
"Rain will turn to freezing rain and sleet behind a cold front this evening across western MN. This transition will push east tonight, reaching I-35 around dawn Friday. Up to one quarter of an inch of ice is possible west of a line from Mille Lacs, to the western Twin Cities suburbs, to Faribault and Albert Lea," the weather service says.
Also on this week's episode:
- 60-degree temperatures are on tap for early next week.
- Will a warmer Gulf of Mexico lead to more severe weather and hurricanes?
- Staying weather-aware during the novel coronavirus pandemic.