The National Weather Service has provided an update on the winter storm that is heading toward Wright County this afternoon.
The storm is expected have heavier amounts north of Wright County with the snow totals differing depending on where you live or work. The snow line for 1-2 inches cuts diagonally across the county, with more snow predicted for the northern and eastern parts of the county and less snow anticipated in the southern and western portions of the county. This will be wetter, heavier snow than has been seen in recent snow events over the last month with moderate to heavy bands of snow mixed in.
The timing of the snow has it beginning in Wright County at approximately 2 p.m. Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing later in the day which could result in freezing drizzle in the overnight hours before temperatures plunge with a cold front moving in from the north Friday morning.
Wind and cold will become the issue during the day Friday with wind gusts between 35 and 40 miles per hour with wind chill temperatures between 15 and 20 below zero Friday night into Saturday morning.