Storm fizzles, winter storm watch canceled

It's about time Minnesotans got some good news.
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So much for Sunday's incoming snowstorm that was supposed to resemble the winter storm that dumped 8+ inches of snow across parts of Minnesota just five days ago. 

On Friday, the winter storm watch issued by the National Weather Service on Friday afternoon has been downgraded to a winter weather advisory. Areas shaded in purple in the map below are in the advisory. 

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With the downgrade comes expected lower snow totals, with just 2-5 inches of snow expected within the advisory compared to projects of 6-8 inches just 24 hours ago. 


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The advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. Sunday until 7 a.m. Monday. 

The Twin Cities will pretty much be unscathed, with only about an inch of snow now expected. 

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