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Minnesota Weather: Sloppy Storm System Rumbles Into Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A sloppy spring storm system swirled into Minnesota on Tuesday evening, bringing rain and rumbles of thunder to parts of southern Minnesota while wet snow fell along the Dakota border.

WCCO-TV Chief Meteorologist Chris Shaffer says the low pressure system, with its slug of moisture from the Great Plains, will lumber across Minnesota over the next 24 hours.

Overnight, southern Minnesota will be soaked with rain. Meanwhile, the Northland will see snow. The precipitation is expected to continue through the day Wednesday, although the metro area will experience a break as the low pressure center moves over the Twin Cities.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Arrowhead, the North Shore and much of northern Wisconsin. These areas are expected to get the heaviest snow, between 2 to 6 inches of wet accumulation. The advisory is slated to last until 2 p.m. Wednesday.

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On the back end of the low pressure center will be cooler temperatures, and the Twin Cities could see some snow showers Wednesday afternoon. While the snow could affect the evening commute, only light accumulations are expected to stack up on grassy areas.

The storm system is on track to push out of Minnesota late Wednesday night. While the wind will linger into Thursday, the clouds will clear out, letting in some sunshine.

Weekend temperatures will be near average for this time of year, although there’s a chance that snow flurries could fall Saturday morning. Sunday looks to bring sunshine and daytime highs near 50 degrees.

However, another storm system looks to hit Minnesota early next week, bringing the possibility of more rain and wet snow.


Source: CBS Minnesota

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