Publish date:

Storm fizzles, winter storm watch canceled

It's about time Minnesotans got some good news.
Author:

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. 

Screen Shot 2018-04-07 at 3.18.20 PM

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. 

Related: 

Sign up for our daily newsletters

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. 

Next Up

Anthony Edwards

Timberwolves smash Rockets in season opener

The Timberwolves showed they have plenty of firepower in a victory over Houston.

Knuth - Nezhad - side by side

Frey challengers Knuth, Nezhad agree to rank each other 2nd

They're urging supporters to do the same on Nov. 2.

Jerome Horton - Sherburne Co. Jail - CROP

Charges: Man lied to buy gun later used by St. Paul mass shooting suspect

He's accused of making false statements during the purchase of a firearm.

Screen Shot 2021-06-04 at 6.30.24 AM

BCA releases investigative file in Winston Smith's shooting death

The file contains 1,000 pages of documents, hundreds of photos and dozens of audio files.

Slice

Fire at Mpls. pizza joint weeks after opening, owners suspect arson

The owners arrived at work Tuesday to find the building on fire.

vaccine, covid

New COVID charts show hospitalization, death rates based on vaccine status

The unvaccinated are far more likely than the fully vaccinated to become hospitalized or die.

Flickr - Superior National Forest Boundary Waters

White House begins process to ban new mining near BWCAW

The stated goal is to protect the "unique natural wonder" of the BWCAW.

Autumn Merrick, Autumn Rose Merrick

Man charged in shootout, crash that killed 18-year-old on scooter

Autumn Rose Merrick was with a friend near the Holiday gas station.

Related

Winter storm watch: Major snow, blizzard conditions possible

This is a big time snowstorm and it's headed right for Minnesota.

Twin Cities added to winter storm watch

Will this be a repeat of last year's April snowstorm?

snow, plow

Winter storm watch issued in advance of weekend snow

One way or another, this storm is going to hit hard in southern Minnesota.

Winter storm watch issued for southeast Minnesota

Heavy snow is expected to fall the first half of the day Saturday.

Winter storm watch extended across southern Minnesota

Winds gusting to 35 mph will cause blowing and drifting.

Screen Shot 2019-03-12 at 8.32.29 AM

Every county in Minnesota is in a flood or winter storm watch

Green and blue go together really well, don't they?

Winter Storm Watch issued ahead for Sunday's storm

6-8 inches of snow possible in the watch area.

Winter storm watch already issued for part of MN

Heavy snow and strong winds will cause travel problems.