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Winter makes a comeback: snow storm zeros in on Minnesota

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The calendar may say it's the middle of March, and spring may start on Thursday, but as we found out last year, that doesn't mean it won't snow.

A significant winter storm moving into Minnesota late Monday night is expected to last into Wednesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for a swath of Minnesota from west central parts of the state through central Minnesota stretching into north eastern portions, through Wednesday.

The warning includes several communities, from Marshall to Granite Falls through Willmar, St. Cloud, Long Prairie, Alexandria and into the Duluth area.

According to the Pioneer Press, snow is expected to develop over parts of central Minnesota overnight and will become heavy at times on Tuesday morning.

The weather service predicts the heaviest snowfall totals in northeastern Minnesota where 10-12 inches of snow are possible.

According to the weather service, heavy snowfall totals could also occur both north and west of St. Cloud. Seven to 10 inches of snow is possible in parts of western and central Minnesota, while much of the metro area could see 3-5 inches.

The heaviest band of snow is expected to fall from near Montevideo to the north and east through central Minnesota into northeastern parts of the state, according to KARE 11.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for areas just to the east of the winter storm warning area. That affects areas from near Mankato to New Richmond and Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

Star Tribune meteorologist Paul Douglas says as of Monday Minneapolis was about six inches behind its average snowfall for the month of March. During a typical March, Douglas says the city usually averages around 11 inches of snow, and it remains the third snowiest month during the winter season.

Douglas says the commute home on Tuesday and to work on Wednesday could be tough, but he is hopeful the strong sunlight will help the melting process.

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