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Forecasters call for up to 10 inches by the time it's done snowing Tuesday night

It's coming via two storms, the bigger one hitting overnight.

Old man winter will start rearing its ugly head with two rounds of snow that could lead to 10 inches of snow in areas hit the hardest. 

Snow will begin late morning and last into the evening with 3-4 inches of snow from Alexandria to St. Cloud and Hinckley, with amounts tapering off to the south. The Twin Cities is in a zone of 1-3 inches and it could impact the evening commute. 


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Then, there will be a break before the second storm system arrives and dumps even more snow, especially across southern and southeastern Minnesota. 

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A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for a chunk of southern Minnesota for late tonight through Tuesday evening. 

"A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for areas south of a line from Redwood Falls to Faribault, to Red Wing, Minnesota, and Bloomer Wisconsin from late tonight through Tuesday evening. Accumulations of 6 to 9 inches are possible in this area."

Even though the Twin Cities and other areas aren't in a Winter Storm Warning, the NWS says much of the area "will see 6 to 10 inches between today and Tuesday."

Both Matt Brickman of WCCO and Sven Sundgaard of KARE are calling for 4-8 inches of new snow in the metro area by Tuesday night. 

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