Worst of winter storm to hit well north of Mankato

Duluth firefighters Brian Andres and Conrad Sunde clear snow in front of the West Duluth fire hall. Steve Kuchera

Duluth firefighters Brian Andres and Conrad Sunde clear snow in front of the West Duluth fire hall. Steve Kuchera

The advisory issued by the National Weather Service impacts the Cascades above 2,000 feet in Snohomish, King, Pierce and Lewis counties.

Much colder weather will dominate on Thursday and Friday.

A weaker storm will swirl across southwestern Colorado Thursday night and Friday and bring five to 10 inches of snow to the central and southwest mountains.

Major winter storm to affect the region Thursday into Friday.

Right now it looks like this storm will just skirt by the Denver area with 0-3 inches potentially falling.

"It's a pretty high-fluff snow", Riddle said about the early snowfall Wednesday night.

Worst of winter storm to hit well north of Mankato
Bad weather heading Sudbury's way

Total snow accumulations of 6-12 inches from this storm are expected in Todd, Morrison and Mille Lacs counties with the potential for areas like Little Falls and Long Prairie to also get a light ice glaze. Another storm system coming from the Pacific Northwest was expected to move down to the Southwest and Great Basin area by Friday, causing heavy rain and snow there as well, according to the NWS.

The rain will potentially reach as far north as St. Cloud and Hinckley before dancing around north of the metro through Thursday afternoon.

Sustained winds of 15-30 miles per hour with gusts ranging between 40 and 60 miles per hour are anticipated in part of the snowfall area.

Snow that began on Wednesday and Wednesday night will continue to pile up Thursday night in many parts of the northern Plains. The very cold air could return next week as well. It's going to be a warm night with temps in the mid- to upper 40s!

Highs drop into the low 20s on Friday with overnight lows in the single digits.

It's been a record year for precipitation in Nebrska-and that looks to continue through the New Year.




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