More snow forecast for the area

Here comes the snow again, and it will probably leave more challenging driving conditions for southwest Minnesota motorists.

“More snow heading your way,” National Weather Service meteorologist Alex Trellinger said Sunday.

He said southwest Minnesota can expect to get 2-4 inches starting this afternoon and intensifying into the evening. But the real challenge for motorists may come Tuesday morning as wind gusts will rise up to 25 mph creating drifting snow.

It was the snow in combination with wind and drifting snow that has been problematic for superintendents at the area school districts last week. They were forced to make difficult calls in whether or not to cancel classes last week.

Trellinger said the wind should be decreasing by mid afternoon and the weather system moving out of the area. But he said it looks like another weather system will be moving into the region Thursday.

“The system is too far out to talk about details,” Trellinger said.

The region received about 3 inches of snow on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.