Winter storm watch issued for Easter weekend, several inches of snow expected

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Easter weekend looks like it is going to be covered in some snow. A winter storm watch has now been issued for parts of the state, according to KSTP Meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas.

According to Yuhas, Saturday will have some increasing clouds in the afternoon with rain developing into the evening.

The temperature is expected to be cold enough that the rain will mix in with some snow into Sunday, accumulating about 2 to 5 inches of snow.

Yuhas also says by Monday morning, the heaviest amount of snow of about 6 inches or more will be in Albert Lea to Rochester and northeast to Eau Clair, Wisconsin.

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A smaller amount of snow is expected to around St. Cloud, but the snow is also expected to melt fast.

Strong winds will combine with the heavy snow, which could cause some power outages on Sunday with snow downing power lines and tree branches.

For the week ahead, temperatures are expected to be "unseasonably" cold with windy conditions.