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A 'winter weather watch' has been issued for the Twin Cities as snow approaches

Parts of the state could see 6-12 inches on Sunday.
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The National Weather Service has a little more confidence that snow is headed to Minnesota this weekend, issuing a "winter weather watch" for a swath of the state on Friday morning.

The watch area covers areas in the southern half of Minnesota including the Twin Cities, with locations within the blue on the map below potentially seeing more than 6 inches of snow on Sunday evening into Monday.

Some parts of the watch area, at this stage most likely in western and northern Wisconsin, could see up to a foot of snow, the NWS Duluth says.

The snow is being caused by a "strong cyclone," the NWS Forecast Discussion says, which is expected to start with a first wave late Sunday night bringing 2-4 inches to affected areas.

This will be followed by a second wave Monday morning that could bring a further 3-5 inches.

It's too early to say exactly where it will develop, the NWS cautions, but it's expecting a 50-70 mile wide band of 5-8 inches of snow.

A few areas within this band could see 12+ inches, it adds.

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