Winter storm warning issued for Minnesota

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Winter storm warnings are out for two days of snow that could total a foot and a half in some areas.

The storm warning includes Minneapolis and St. Paul on the southern edge of the warning area, which extends north to Duluth and the north shore.

The warning is in effect for some of the worst-hit areas of the state from 6 a.m. to midnight Wednesday, but not for the Twin Cities until 3 p.m.

Snowfall will cause travel issues across the region starting late tonight and lasting until Tuesday.

A line from Madison to St Cloud to Hayward will see the heaviest snowfall.

In this region, snowfall amounts will likely range from 10 to 14 inches, with locally higher amounts.

Snow will start late tonight [Sunday] and last until Monday."

The snow will weaken and spread late Monday into Tuesday, stopping late Tuesday evening.

The Twin Cities, located south of the Madison-Hayward line, will see less snow on Presidents Day, with "most locations seeing 3 to 6 inches from Monday night through Tuesday evening."

The NWS says "lighter and more fluffy snow" will cause travel issues, but winds of 20-25 mph will cause blowing and drifting snow.

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