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All-day snow for the Twin Cities; blowing snow later Monday

Winds increase later in the day to create blowing snow issues.
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Western Minnesota is finally done being pummeled by the weekend winter storm, but on Monday it'll be the Twin Cities and eastern parts of the state that get in on the accumulating snow. 

The latest information from the National Weather Service suggests 3-6 inches of snow will pile up in the metro area. Here is the newest message from the winter weather advisory that is in effect until midnight. 

"A band of rain coming out of southern and eastern Wisconsin will move into west central Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota early this morning. It will transition from rain to snow as it moves west across western Wisconsin, with mostly snow expected. Some rain or drizzle could mix in with the snow at times in west central Wisconsin this morning. Precipitation will quickly diminish from north to south between 8 pm and midnight this evening. Snow accumulation will range from 4 to 7 inches generally along and east of I-35, with amounts gradually tapering down to around an inch near the South Dakota border. Northwest winds will increase today and continue tonight with gusts of 35 to 40 mph possible, causing areas of blowing snow. This evening's commute is expected to be severely impacted."

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The weather service says the metro area will likely remain in snowy conditions all day Monday, while in St. Cloud and Mankato an all-day snow is less certain. Later in the day, winds will increase to 35-40 mph to create difficult travel conditions with blowing snow. 

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Here's the future radar simulation from the HRRR model. 

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After Monday, mild conditions remain in place until more normal, colder air arrives for the week of Jan. 6. There is some storm potential for the Thursday-Friday timeframe this week, but the weather service says it's still to early to guarantee anything. 

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