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Clipper to bring snow to southern Minnesota Friday

Southwest Minnesota is in line for some intense snow.

Snow totals will vary across southern Minnesota Friday as a clipper will paint a fresh coating of the white stuff during the afternoon hours, according to the National Weather Service. 

An inch or less is expected across the Twin Cities while the heaviest snow is forecast to hit southwest and south-central parts of the state. 

"A narrow band of heavy snow will move across southwest Minnesota today and impact travel. Totals of 1 to 4 inches of snow are expected for counties along the Upper Minnesota River Valley," the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service said. 

You can see in the snowfall map below that the heaviest band will fall along and south of a line from Madison to Redwood Falls and Mankato. The forecast discussion from the weather service notes that 5-inch totals, or perhaps even some isolated higher totals, are possible. 

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Specific counties forecast to get a quick 1-4 inches of snow include Lac Qui Parle, Chippewa, Yellow Medicine, Renville, Redwood, Sibley, Brown, Nicollet, Le Sueur, Watonwan, Blue Earth, Waseca, Steele, Martin, Faribault and Freeborn. 

That includes the cities of Madison, Montevideo, Granite Falls, Olivia, Gaylord, Redwood Falls, New Ulm, St. Peter, Le Sueur, St. James, Mankato, Waseca, Owatonna, Fairmont, Blue Earth and Albert Lea. 

The weekend looks good with some light snow possible Sunday followed by windy conditions early next week. 

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