Here comes another April snowstorm in southern Minnesota

A winter storm watch has been issued and includes parts of the metro.
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It's happening again. An April snowstorm is set to plow through parts of southern Minnesota on Easter weekend, and the National Weather Service has issued winter storm watch for numerous counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin. 

The watch doesn't include Minneapolis or St. Paul, but it's as close as it gets with Washington, Scott and Dakota counties included in the watch. From the weather service: 

"Heavy snow is expected to fall across parts of the area on Sunday into Monday. Snowfall rates of an inch per hour or higher appear possible Sunday afternoon and evening allowing the snow to quickly accumulate. The chance for snowfall amounts of 6 inches or more appears highest from southern and east central Minnesota into west central Wisconsin. In addition, this will likely be a heavy, wet snow. Some tree damage and power outages could occur."

Counties in blue are in a winter storm watch Sunday morning into Monday. 

Counties in blue are in a winter storm watch Sunday morning into Monday. 

In southeast Minnesota, where drive-up testing for COVID-19 is set up at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, heavy snow could cause additional issues. 

"In addition, this will likely be a heavy, wet snow that could cause problems with any temporary tents that have been set up. Some tree damage and power outages could also occur. A period of blowing and drifting snow will be possible, especially from late Sunday afternoon into Monday." 

Here's what the European weather model is suggesting will happen. 

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The NAM model shows a simulation storm evolution. 

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This will be the third straight April southern Minnesota has been slugged by a significant winter storm. 

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