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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR MINNESOTA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
402 AM CST SUN JAN 31 2016

LIGHT RAIN FELL ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN AREAS OF THE STATE OVERNIGHT.
RAIN AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN LIGHT AND GENERALLY LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN
INCH. SKIES CLEARED ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHERN AREAS OF THE STATE
OVERNIGHT. THIS ALLOWED PATCHY DENSE FOG TO DEVELOP FROM CENTRAL
INTO NORTHWEST SECTIONS. IT WAS QUITE MILD AT 4 AM WITH READINGS
RANGING FROM THE TEENS IN THE NORTHWEST TO THE MIDDLE 30S IN THE
SOUTH.

THE LIGHT RAIN ACROSS THE SOUTH WILL MOVE EAST THIS MORNING. SKIES
ACROSS THE REGION TODAY WILL RANGE FROM PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY. THE
MONTH WILL END ON A MILD NOTE WITH HIGHS THIS AFTERNOON IN THE UPPER
20S TO MIDDLE 30S.

A WINTER STORM WILL BEGIN MOVING NORTHEAST FROM THE DESERT SOUTHWEST
ON MONDAY. THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL PLAINS
ON TUESDAY AND REACH THE GREAT LAKES ON WEDNESDAY. THIS STORM SYSTEM
WILL SPREAD SNOW INTO SOUTHERN MINNESOTA ON TUESDAY WITH THE SNOW
SPREADING NORTH AND EAST TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.

HEAVY SNOW IS LIKELY FROM THIS SYSTEM ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL AND
SOUTHEAST AREAS OF THE STATE WITH 6 OR MORE INCHES LIKELY. STRONG
NORTHERLY WINDS DEVELOPING TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING TUESDAY
NIGHT HAVE PROMPTED A BLIZZARD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF FAR SOUTHERN
MINNESOTA. A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR TUESDAY AND
TUESDAY NIGHT FOR SECTIONS OF THE SOUTHEAST WHERE HEAVY SNOW BUT LESS
WIND IS EXPECTED.

COLDER WEATHER WILL RETURN IN THE WAKE OF THE STORM SYSTEM AND
PERSIST INTO NEXT WEEKEND.

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