Storm Misses Metro, Warning Posted for SE Minn. and SW Wis.

Updated: 03/11/2013 11:35 AM By: Cassie Hart

Parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota are getting a reminder that March can deliver a variety of weather conditions.

Parts of southeastern Minnesota have received as much as 10 inches of snow, causing dozens of school districts to close and prompting others to delay their starts.

The National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning for southeastern Minnesota, including the cities of Rochester and Winona. Flood warnings are also in effect west of Red Wing and north of Mankato.

Cummingsville and Spring Valley have received 10 inches. About 8 inches have fallen in Albert Lea, and Winona and Rochester each have about 7 inches.

Dozens of schools in those areas were shut down Monday because of travel conditions. Others delayed their openings by two hours.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says road conditions are difficult throughout the southeast corner of the state.

Heavy snow is falling in southwestern Wisconsin as well. The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning for a region that includes La Crosse, Sparta and Tomah.

Some schools have delayed the start of classes Monday by two hours, including Spring Grove, Black River Falls, Sparta and Blair-Taylor. Meteorologist Patrick Hammer said the storm was a close call for the metro.

Places like Apple Valley saw about an inch and Hastings received 1.5 inches.

Patrick said in the metro it will be much quieter Monday. He said there is a chance of some snow showers Tuesday with more sun returning on Wednesday.

"As we round out the week there is a chance of flurries Thursday with a mix of rain and snow Friday into early Saturday," said Patrick.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.