Weekend storm to bring sleet, slush, snow to state


Central Minnesota will see another winter storm this weekend. The National Weather Service says a mix of precipitation from rain to snow will begin Friday night through Saturday. Freezing rain is a possibility across west central and central Minnesota.

Here's what the local meteorologists are predicting.

KSTP expects the Twin Cities to see 1-2 slushy inches by Saturday night and 3-5 inches of snow to span across Montevideo, St. Cloud to Brainerd. If temperatures in the metro are cooler, far more snow will fall.

KARE 11 says the "big mess" in the metro will consist of mainly a rain/mix Saturday and about an inch of snow to accumulate in the evening. Freezing rain will be more of a concern west of the metro and in central Minnesota.

WCCO agrees Saturday will be sloppy and slushy in the Twin Cities with more snow accumulating to the west. Only a coating of snow is expected in the metro.

FOX9 says a few heavy inches are possible once the storm finishes in colder weather Saturday night.

However, Paul Douglas with the Star Tribune says this storm could tip over from a rain mix to all snow with cooler temperatures.

Many parts of the state were buried in snow last weekend -- some areas up to 16 inches.

The storm wreaked havoc on the state's highways: the Minnesota State Patrol reported 1,300 spinouts and 650 crashes.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation said Friday it is ready for this weekend's anticipated storm, KARE 11 reported.

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