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Winter storm warning issued for central Minnesota; Twin Cities in winter weather advisory

It'll be a snowy Monday in Minnesota.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm warning for parts of central and northeast Minnesota, while areas south of the warning, including Minneapolis and St. Paul, have been placed in a winter weather advisory. 

Here are the details from the NWS: 

"Snow is expected to move into west central Minnesota after 8 PM this evening and into western Wisconsin after midnight. The heaviest snow is expected overnight through the Monday morning commute time, with storm total accumulations of 6 to 8 inches inches in the Warning area and generally 3 to 6 inches in the Advisory area. Northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph are also expected to cause areas of blowing snow, mainly across west central Minnesota."

Pink (warning) and purple (advisory)

Pink (warning) and purple (advisory)

In the metro area, anywhere from 2-3 inches could fall in the southern suburbs, to 3-4 inches in the core of the metro and 4-6 inches in the northern 'burbs. 

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The majority of the snow in the metro is expected to fall after 6 a.m. Monday, while parts of central Minnesota, including Alexandria, Brainerd, Grand Rapids and Duluth, could pick up 3-6 inches between midnight and 6 a.m. 

Here's a look at the simulated future radar from the NAM model. 


Again, this storm will create travel impacts overnight through much of the day Monday, especially the second half of the morning commute in the Twin Cities. Blowing snow could be a significant travel hazard in greater Minnesota. 

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