Our ever shifting 1st winter storm of 2011 in the Upper Midwest is shifting east again.
Each passing model run over the past 24 hours has shifted the storm further to the east. The result has been a changing landscape of NWS watches and advisories as they try to keep pace with the system.
Low pressure now expected to track east of Chicago. This is too far east for metro snow.
Here’s the latest thinking from the La Crosse NWS.
The latest eastward shift would keep heavy snow mostly east of Winona and Rochester and Eau Claire. 1″ to 2″ still may fall in these areas.
Unfortunately for much of parched Minnesota this will mean little if any measureable rain or snow. In fact, I don’t expect a drop of rain or a flake of snow in the Twin Cities from this system.
Sky Show this week:
As skies begin to clear behind the system in much of Minnesota, look for a great sky show in the east in the evening and high in the sky later at night this week.
As the moon waxes toward full Thursday, it will snuggle up near bright Jupiter in the eastern evening sky.
Enjoy the show!