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Winter storm watch issued for southeastern Minnesota

Forecasters are predicting snowfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches for parts of southeastern Minnesota by Wednesday. There is a chance of snow showers in the Twin Cities.
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KARE 11's Sven Sundgaard says some of us could see our first snow of the season as soon as tomorrow night.

The National Weather Service office in Chanhassen has issued a winter storm watch for southeastern Minnesota and much of western Wisconsin. Forecasters are predicting snowfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches by Wednesday morning. There is a chance of snow showers in the Twin Cities but little accumulation expected.

The Redwood Falls Gazette reports this winter could be colder and wetter than usual, thanks to La Nina. But, a meteorologist tells the newspaper, it shouldn't be as bad as last year. “It is highly unlikely we are going to see another year like that one this year just based on sheer probability.”

And Monday kicks off Winter Hazard Awareness Week in Minnesota. Various state agencies are partnering to raise awareness and share tips on staying safe both indoors and outdoors during the winter season.

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