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Hazardous Weather Heading into the Weekend

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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS EVENING.

Snow showers expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph. Considerable reduced visibilities in the snow showers where brief whiteout conditions are possible.

Douglas, Todd, Stevens, Pope and Swift Counties until 9 PM CST this evening.

Plan on slippery road conditions as dropping temperatures with falling snow could result in flash freezing on roads. Blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

Road Closures:

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This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central and southern Minnesota, and west central Wisconsin.

DAY ONE…Today and Tonight. Strong winds today with gusts as high as 55 mph are expected. Snow squalls and areas of blowing snow are possible along and behind a sharp cold front. See the latest Wind, and Winter Weather Advisory for more details.

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Saturday through Thursday. A prolonged winter storm is likely late Sunday night through Tuesday evening. Significant snow accumulation and areas of blowing snow are possible.