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Snow and strong winds continue into Sunday morning; blizzard warning in Duluth

Heaviest snow stays north of the Twin Cities

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Our wintry mix of snow, sleet and patchy light rain/freezing rain will transition to all snow in the Twin Cities metro area Saturday evening, with the snow continuing Saturday night into Sunday morning.

All snow is on tap for much of central and northern Minnesota, plus northwestern Wisconsin, Saturday evening into Sunday. Strong winds will cause blowing and drifting snow and very low visibilities at times.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern from Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon:

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Simulated radar Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

Additional snow amounts Saturday evening through Sunday will be highest in central Minnesota and parts of northern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin:

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Saturday evening through Sunday snow fiorecast
National Weather Service

Additional snow amounts could range from 4 to 7 inches in the Twin Cities metro area Saturday evening through Sunday morning, with the highest amounts in the north metro. 

Warnings and advisories

Here’s a closer look at the warnings and advisories.  Blizzard warnings continue in Duluth and surrounding areas Saturday evening through Sunday morning, with winter storm warnings across most of the remainder of northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin:

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Weekend warnings and advisories
National Weather Service

This was a Saturday afternoon report from Duluth:

Central Minnesota is under a winter storm warning Saturday evening through Sunday morning, with a winter weather advisory posted for the Twin Cities metro area, southwestern Minnesota and parts of west-central Wisconsin:

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Weekend warnings and advisories
National Weather Service

Most of northwestern Minnesota remains in a winter storm warning through Sunday morning:

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Weekend warnings and advisories
National Weather Service

You can hear updated weather information on the MPR network, and you’ll see updated weather info on the MPR News live weather blog.

Updated forecasts are available from the NWS offices in the Twin CitiesDuluthLa Crosse, and Grand Forks

If you have travel plans this weekend, you can check Minnesota road conditions and Wisconsin road conditions.

Snow totals

The NWS posts new snow reports on a map as they become available. You can hover over any location on the NWS map to see the snow total, plus the location and the time and date of the measurement. 

Temperature trends

Sunday highs will be in the 20s in northern Minnesota, with some lower 30s in the south.

Most of us will have highs in the 20s on Monday:

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Monday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Highs in the 30s return to southern Minnesota and the metro area on Tuesday:

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Tuesday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:35 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 4:35 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday.