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Weather Summary for Minnesota
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
515 AM CDT Thu Apr 12 2018

Mostly cloudy skies will prevail statewide today. Light snow over
the Arrowhead this morning will gradually shift off to the east.
Morning patchy fog over central and southern portions of the state
will gradually dissipate then a few brief isolated rain sprinkles
are possible over central portions of the state early this afternoon.

More significant precipitation will commence overnight as a powerful
low pressure system slides out of the central Plains tonight and
slowly shifts east through Sunday. This system will bring a
combination of rain and thunderstorms to far southern Minnesota
along with significant accumulating snow for southwestern through
east central Minnesota and potentially light icing for central and
southern portions as well. The overall timing of this system will
start late tonight and continue to impact central and southern
portions of the state through late Saturday night. Winter Storm
Watches have been posted for central and southern portions for
Friday afternoon through Saturday evening.

Behind this system, a drying out period is expected for Sunday
through Tuesday.

Temperatures will remain mild today with highs from the upper 30s to
lower 50s. Noticeable cooling will then take place Friday through
Sunday with highs in the 20s and 30s and lows in the teens and 20s.
A warming trend is expected early next week.

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