Rain, thunder, snow develop Thursday into Saturday

Snow will accumulate north Thursday night and south Friday night

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Chances of 4 or more inches and 6 or more inches of snowfall late Friday through Friday night
National Weather Service

Updated 9 a.m.

A wintry mix of precipitation develops Thursday with a complex system that will linger into early Saturday. Thunderstorms are also possible late Thursday into Friday in far southern Minnesota as snowfall accumulates north.

Round one: Precipitation Thursday

Rain, snow develops and fills in Thursday midday into the afternoon hours as the next storm system develops.

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Forecast precipitation 10 a.m. Thursday through 7 a.m. Friday
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

Winter weather advisories are in effect for Thursday afternoon into Thursday night with a winter storm watch posted for late Friday through Friday night.

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Advisories and watches for Thursday into Friday night
National Weather Service

There’s the potential for ice accumulation as well for portions of central and northern Minnesota Thursday into Thursday night.

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Forecast potential ice accumulation Thursday into Thursday night
National Weather Service

Most snow Thursday night will accumulate across northern Minnesota.

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Forecast snowfall through 7 a.m. Friday
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

Thunderstorms will also be possible across southern Minnesota late Thursday into Friday.

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Forecast severe risk Thursday into Thursday night
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Storm Prediction Center
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Forecast severe weather risk Friday into Friday night
NOAA Storm Prediction Center

Round two: Precipitation Friday, Friday night

More rain, thunder turning to snow develops Friday into Friday night with a second round of moisture.

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Forecast precipitation 7 a.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Saturday
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

The focus for snowfall will then be for central and southern Minnesota with a wide variation in potential slushy snowfall accumulations.

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Forecast total snowfall Thursday into Friday night
National Weather Service

Whatever snow we receive will melt pretty quickly as we see our warmest readings of the season with the first 50 possible in the Twin Cities and points south and southeast Sunday into early next week before another storm system develops.