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Snow totals boosted, winter storm warnings extended for southern Minnesota

Get ready for Minnesota's first big snowstorm of the season.
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Winter storm warnings have been extended across southern Minnesota and now include the cities of Mankato, Albert Lea, Rochester and Red Wing. The warning now just south of the Twin Cities metro area, which remains in a winter weather advisory. 

Here's what the National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting

"The winter Storm Warning has been expanded across southern Minnesota and is now in effect for locations along and south of a Madelia to Red Wing line, where 5 to 10 inches of snow is expected.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for locations along and south of a Granite Falls, to Twin Cities, to Bloomer, Wisconsin line, where snowfall accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are expected."

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For snow total specifics, refer to the map below, where Fairmont is clearly in the bullseye for the highest snow totals of up to 10 inches. If you're in the Twin Cities you're likely to get 2-4 inches on the north side and 4-6 in the southern suburbs. 

Localized higher amounts can't be ruled out. 

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Snow will move into southern Minnesota out of Iowa around 11 a.m. and then work it's way towards the metro between 2-4 p.m. Here's a look at a simulated future radar for 11 a.m. today through 3 p.m. Sunday. 

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Snow will be at its heaviest during the afternoon with snowfall rates up to an inch per hour in some areas, but the storm will begin to weaken this evening and overnight with wind-driven light snow adding to the accumulations through Sunday morning. 

Travel will be treacherous across southern Minnesota because of the heavy snow and northeast winds gusting to 40 mph. Blowing and drifting will be a problem. 

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