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Winter storm warning: 6-10 inches of snow set to hit Minnesota

The southern Twin Cities is in the firing line.
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A winter storm warning has been declared ahead of heavy snow on Sunday, with the southern Twin Cities expected to get hit.

The warning from the National Weather Service was issued on Saturday afternoon, and impacts a line of southern Minnesota from Saint James to Mankato to Cottage Grove.

These areas are expected to get between 6-10 inches of snow.

Smaller amounts are forecast to fall north and south of the line, with the rest of the Twin Cities metro still in the "winter storm watch" area that could still bring several inches of snow.

At its height, snowfall rates of an inch per hour or higher are expected Sunday afternoon and evening, leading to quick accumulation.

Compounding the conditions are high winds at speeds of 40 mph, while the NWS warns that it will likely be a "heavy, wet snow."

"Some tree damage and power outages could occur due to the combination of gusty winds and the heavy wet snow," the NWS notes.

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