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Winter Storm Warning Issued

Winter Storm Warning Issued

According to Weather.com, Winter Storm Xanto is expected to bring blizzard conditions to areas of the northern Plains before carrying heavy snow and freezing rain through the upper Midwest and northern New England areas through the weekend.

Saturday Night: Rain likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain before 10 p.m., then freezing rain.

Gusty winds could produce some localized blowing snow and lower visibility. Wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour could make travel very hard especially south and west of the metro. A Winter Storm Watch goes into effect Saturday morning through Sunday morning.

Strong northeast gales on the lake will build large waves that could splash over break-walls and beaches and potentially cause damage to infrastructure such as roads, walkways and parking lots.

More rain and thundershowers are forecast for Sunday with temperatures in the 40s to low 50s and breezy.

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Terry Niebeling, a writer from St. Paul, Minnesota, shared the snow accumulation on Friday evening.

WHAT.A wintry mix is expected to changeover to all snow, with snow persisting across the area. Total ice and sleet accumulations of one to two tenths of an inch are possible across the southern third of Minnesota into west central Wisconsin.WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

There may be a period of ice and sleet late Friday as rain changes to snow later Friday.

It will be breezy and chilly on Monday as the snow tapers off in the morning. Further west, a blizzard warning has been issued.

While snow totals will be relatively low, wind could create very treacherous driving conditions with gusts in Northwest Kansas forecast to exceed 50 miles per hour.


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