Wintry Mix to Hit Metro, Storm Warning to Go into Effect

April 13, 2018 08:08 AM

Rain expected to hit the Twin Cities Friday morning is likely to turn into snow by the end of the day.

KSTP Chief Morning Meteorologist Ken Barlow said rain is expected to begin falling early Friday morning, with a chance of some thunder. Then, Barlow said the changeover into snow is expected by early evening.

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Barlow said a wintry mix of freezing rain, snow and sleet is expected to fall overnight Friday into Saturday.

A winter storm warning is set to go into effect for parts of the state at 7 p.m. Friday. Blizzard-like conditions and "severe winter travel conditions" are part of the warning.

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By the start of next week, Barlow said most of the metro will receive snowfall accumulation in excess of 6 inches. Some parts of the metro could receive up to a foot of new snow by Sunday morning.

Barlow said in addition to snowfall Saturday, strong winds are expected to gust up to 40 mph, causing snow to drift.

Barlow advised those traveling through the state this weekend to use caution while driving.

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Rebecca Omastiak

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