Storm likely to miss Rochester on Sunday and Monday
The path of a strong storm system expected to move through the upper Midwest on Sunday and Monday was still uncertain as of Saturday evening.
It appears that the storm will miss southeastern Minnesota to the south, moving from southwest to northeast through northern Iowa, according to National Weather Service projections.
However, if the storm does swing northward into Minnesota, it will bring a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain from Sunday evening to Monday morning.
If not, the Rochester area on Sunday will have temperatures reaching 32 degrees, with wind-chill values as low as minus 7, the weather service says. And on Monday, the skies will be mostly sunny with a high near 28.
Tuesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 35. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 16.
The snowfall total for Rochester on Saturday through 4:30 p.m. was 1.7 inches, bringing the total snowfall on Saturday to 8.9 inches. The high temperature on Saturday was 11 degrees.
The normal temperature range for Rochester on Feb. 26 is a high of 30 degrees to a low of 15. The record high is 58 degrees in 1958, and the low is minus 28 in 1940.