A significant Winter Storm is expected Thursday night into Friday night. "Travel will be very hard to impossible".
Cold wind chill values are also expected with the passage of the cold front on Friday or Friday night.
Roads across the region are snow-covered and slippery this morning, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of Transportation.
We may have escaped a white Christmas, but hold on as we head into the week. Snowfall is forecast to continue throughout Thursday. The eastern plains are also under a Winter Storm Warning through early Thursday. Walker may receive 13 inches of snow and Grand Marais could get 15 inches. Snow accumulations of up to 7 inches are possible above 2,000 feet in those areas. Strong northeasterly winds with gusts to 60 km/h may reduce visibility at times.
Right now, it looks like an inch or two of snow is expected across the Denver area Wednesday.
Major Winter Storm Threatens End-of-2018 Travel
Atlanta, New York City, Boston and Houston - most of which fall in Winter Storm Eboni's path - are likely to be the most congested over the next few days. In Wadena County, the snow accumulation may range from 5-12 inches with wind gusts as high as 40 miles per hour. However, he said the later snow on Thursday afternoon and evening would be a wetter, heavier snow.
The winter storm warning extends south of St. Cloud. The weather service suggests travelers take several precautionary measures, such as keeping a survival kit in their vehicle and possibly cancelling plans. Patchy blowing snow is forecast from 10 p.m. Thursday to 3 a.m. Friday with a north wind of 15 to 20 miles per hour and gusts as high as 30 miles per hour.
Kalin says poor travel conditions are expected. This afternoon, high temperatures will only land in the mid to upper 30s. With the month almost over, just three days had temperatures below normal and even then the overnight low did not drop below zero.
Highs drop into the low 20s on Friday with overnight lows in the single digits.
The start of the day will stay cold and partly cloudy across the Denver metro area.