Winter storm predicted

NEW ULM — April is the cruelest month. Even as temperatures reached 50 degrees Thursday, New Ulm is bracing for another winter blast this Friday that could last through Sunday.

A winter watch is in effect from Friday, 10 p.m. until Sunday 1 a.m. According to weather reports, there is a 90 percent chance of rain and even thunderstorms on “Friday the 13.”

At this time, the high temperature for Friday is 40 degrees, with a low of 26. If luck holds out, the temperatures will remain above freezing but if not, it could turn to snow. Temperatures are expected to drop to 29 degrees by Saturday, and snowfall is anticipated. Accuweather is predicting a heavy snowfall, between 5 and 8 inches.

The storm is hitting both Minnesota and Wisconsin. In some areas 12 inches of snow are possible.

Drivers are advised to plan for difficult travel conditions. In addition to snow, wind gusts of 45 miles per hour are possible.

In light of weather reports some events have been rescheduled. The Middle School play scheduled for Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, was rescheduled for Monday, April 16, and Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m.

The snow is expected to end on Sunday and the sun will return Monday, even this snow storm may not be the last. According to the National Weather Service, snow could return Tuesday.