From summer-like temps to snow storm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Mother Nature’s summer-like tease is giving way to a rare May snow storm in Minnesota.

The National Weather Service said today that a strong surge of colder air will produce moderate to heavy snow over parts of the state Wednesday afternoon through Thursday. A winter storm warning includes northwestern Wisconsin through the Twin Cities to Mankato to Blue Earth. Accumulations of 6 to 9 inches were expected in the region.

A winter weather advisory calls for 3 to 6 inches of snow along a line from Mora to Buffalo to Redwood Falls in Minnesota and from Cornell to Eau Claire to Durand in Wisconsin.

Snow started falling in the area early Wednesday morning, as residents from Garvin to Tracy awoke to about one-half inch of wet snow, which tapered off by mid-morning. The snow made for wet roads in areas south of Marshall, and some slush had accumulated on the roads.

The recent days of summer-like temperatures will return. Forecasters predict they will head back to the upper 60s by Monday.