The National Weather Service out of La Crosse has added Rochester to the Winter Warning.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service La Crosse WI 1027 AM CST Fri Jan 18 2019
...Snow, Hazardous Travel Today And Tonight...
.Snow will continue to spread eastward into northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota late this morning and into western Wisconsin this afternoon. Periods of moderate to heavy snow are expected with significant visibility reductions. Accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are expected in the heaviest band with amounts decreasing with northward extent across west central into central Wisconsin. Expect deteriorating travel through the day with roads becoming snow covered and slippery. Use extreme caution if you must travel this afternoon into tonight.
MNZ086-087-095-096-190030- /O.UPG.KARX.WW.Y.0004.190118T1800Z-190119T1200Z/ /O.EXA.KARX.WS.W.0001.190118T1800Z-190119T1200Z/ Dodge-Olmsted-Fillmore-Houston- Including the cities of Dodge Center, Rochester, Preston, and Caledonia 1027 AM CST Fri Jan 18 2019
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SATURDAY...
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches expected.
* WHERE...Portions of southeast Minnesota.
* WHEN...Until 6 AM CST Saturday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions will impact the evening commute.
A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
The latest road conditions for Iowa can be found on-line at 511ia.org, in Minnesota at 511mn.org, and in Wisconsin at 511wi.gov or by calling 5 1 1.