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Warm weather to give way to winter storm across southeast Minnesota

Warm weather to give way to winter storm across southeast Minnesota

Update: The storm watch has been upgraded to a blizzard warning.

Our mid-February spring fling is coming to an end.

Unseasonably warm temperatures will give way to a winter storm at the end of the week. Forecasters expect precipitation to start out as rain Thursday evening and transition to snow, or a mix of rain and snow, later in the night. Snow is likely to continue falling through Friday night. As a result, a winter storm watch has been issued for Thursday evening into Friday evening. 

Current projections estimate 4 to 8 inches, possibly more, could fall on parts of southeast Minnesota. Additionally, icy roads and strong winds will make driving conditions difficult.

"While confidence is high that this storm will produce significant
amounts of snow, where that ultimately falls is not certain," says the National Weather Service in La Crosse. "A small shift in the storm track will have large impacts on what falls where, and how much."

Get the latest information on the upcoming storm here.

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