Rain, snow and freezing rain expected Wednesday

Three to four inches anticipated for our area of Minnesota


Rain, snow, and freezing rain will all be possible Wednesday into Wednesday night. The National Weather Service out of Duluth has issued a winter storm watch for portions of Minnesota and Wisconsin. The current forecast is for four to six inches of snow across northern Minnesota and a band of heavier snow possible in some areas. Northern Wisconsin will likely see more freezing rain and ice.

Rain will develop south to north on Wednesday and may be a wintry mix over parts of northern Minnesota. As temperatures drop late in the day into the evening, the rain will switch to snow in northern Minnesota and to freezing rain and snow in far northern Wisconsin. The most significant accumulation will occur Wednesday night. The precipitation will diminish late Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Roads may become slippery and covered in snow and/or ice. Minor flooding is possible in some areas.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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