Another blast of snow is on its way this weekend

11:50 PM, Dec 7, 2012   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - The first significant snowfall of the season for the Twin Cities hit Friday during the evening rush hour but a bigger system is on its way. The first system, a snow 'primer' if you will, spread light snow showers Friday evening. It delivered under 1 inch of snow for most areas of the metro.

The second system will be much better organized and with more abundant moisture, combined with cold enough air, to produce a significant snow for Minnesota and Wisconsin.

After dark Saturday evening we'll see snow showers develop into the overnight hours and early Sunday with several inches of snow possible for a large area of central Minnesota, northeastern Minnesota into western and northwestern Wisconsin.

The metro will be just south of the heavier amounts the way things appear now. Parts of northeast Minnesota could see 6-12 inches of fresh snow with up to 3 to 5 inches looking very possible in the metro area. Colder air will flow in behind the snow for early in the week.

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