Sleet, rain fall during final hours of state's winter storm warning

April 12, 2019 06:01 AM

Freezing drizzle fell Friday morning after a spring snowstorm forced no-travel advisories and closures throughout the state.

Chief Morning Meteorologist Ken Barlow said the storm dropped about 8.2 inches of snow on the Twin Cities.


Barlow said the wind had died down, eliminating the risk of decreased visibility for drivers Friday morning. Meanwhile, Barlow said a light snow-rain mix is expected to fall Friday but significant accumulation is unlikely.

Looking ahead, Saturday is expected to be mostly dry with a few breaks in the clouds for sunshine, Barlow said. Sunday will be mostly sunny and temperatures will be in the 40s both days.

Officials at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport were working to get the flight schedule back on track Friday morning after the storm caused hundreds of delays and cancellations.

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Many passengers were stuck at the airport for hours overnight, waiting for the ability to fly out.

Officials reported only one runway was operable Thursday due to the storm's wind. Even then, that runway was closed periodically so crews could add de-icing chemicals to it.

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