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Winter storm watch begins Friday night for central Minnesota, Twin Cities

Winter storm watch begins Friday night for central Minnesota, Twin Cities Photo: KSTP

Updated: November 27, 2019 04:23 PM

After a winter storm that dropped anywhere from 5 to 10 inches of snow in areas of Minnesota, another possible winter storm looms this weekend.

KSTP Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl says the storm could include some freezing rain turned into snow, making for more messy travel during the holiday weekend.

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Dahl says the only difference from the previous storm is it won't be as heavy of snow. The Twin Cities is expected to accumulate up to 6 inches of snow.

The National Weather Service said the Winter Storm Watch will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and end at noon Saturday. North of Morris to Eau Claire, the effect will last from Friday night to Sunday morning, where over 12 inches of snow is expected in those areas.

Tuesday night's storm into Wednesday was the biggest the state has seen since 2010. Blinding snow fell fast in southern Minnesota where 12 inches or more is expected to accumulate during a busy holiday travel period. Officials warned residents to stay off the roads until the accompanying high winds die down.

As of Wednesday afternoon, places like MSP Airport and Minnetonka accumulated over 9 inches of snow. Elsewhere in the Twin Cities, St. Louis Park, northeast Minneapolis, Plymouth, Golden Valley, Bloomington and Eden Prairie received at least 8 inches of snow.

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