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Expect a band of moderate to heavy snow to move across Minnesota today, likely reaching the Twin Cities metro area by about 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. 

"As the band moves through your location, expect snow at the beginning, with rates near a half inch per hour south of I-94, and near 3/4 of an inch per hour north of I-94. The band will be moving quickly, which will keep amounts less than an inch south of I-94, around an inch near I-94, and 1 to 3 north of I-94," says the NWS. 

Snow will reach Alexandria by about 11 a.m., and then reaching cities to the east and southeast in due time. St. Cloud should expect snow by 1 p.m., 2 p.m. in Hutchinson and by 3 p.m. in the metro. 

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Here's the HRRR radar simulation. The darker the blue, the heavier the snow. The green, yellow and orange colors represent the potential for rain or mixed precipitation. 

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As the snow pushes out of the area, temps will warm enough to produce light drizzle overnight. That could result in a light glaze of ice on surfaces that refreeze. 

The NWS is calling for an inch or two in the Twin Cities, with amounts dropping the further south of I-94 you go. 

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Temps will crash throughout the day Friday and because northwest winds will be gusting 30-40 mph, the wind chill will be -15F to -25F in the metro area and even colder in northwestern Minnesota for much of the day Friday and pretty much all day Saturday. 

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