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A 'significant snowstorm' is heading to the Twin Cities

This past weekend's snow not enough for you? There's more on the way.
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The southern third of Minnesota including the Twin Cities is under a winter storm watch, with forecasters predicting heavy snow and dangerous wind chills over the next few days.

The National Weather Service says a "significant snowstorm" is possible starting on Friday afternoon through Saturday morning with more than six inches expected.

Up to 12 inches could fall in some areas, including the Mankato and Red Wing areas, while the Twin Cities can expect 6-8 inches.

Before it arrives, the NWS warns central and southern Minnesotans can expect "dangerous wind chills" Wednesday night into Thursday morning, with air temperatures of 10-20 degrees combining with winds to make it feel 25-30 degrees below zero.

A wind chill advisory goes into effect at 9 p.m. Wednesday, with the cold wind chills having the potential to cause frostbite if skin is exposed for 30 minutes.

And once the snow arrives, it could be accompanied by wind gusts of up to 30 mph, which can cause blowing and drifting snow that will make driving conditions difficult.

The winter storm watch covers more than 40 counties across Minnesota and western Wisconsin, including Hennepin, Anoka, Ramsey, Carver, Dakota, Waseca, Faribault and St. Croix.

Oh, and after the snow? There could be cold not experienced in the Twin Cities in December for two decades.

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