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Weekend Snowstorm Takes Aim at Minn.

Posted at: 02/08/2013 2:18 PM
Updated at: 02/08/2013 10:52 PM
By: Scott Theisen

A snowstorm is on track to hit Minnesota this weekend, with the brunt of the storm expected arrive Sunday.

According to KSTP.com meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas the storm will likely come in several waves, beginning Saturday night.

Around 10 p.m., the Twin Cities metro area will begin seeing a mix of snow and freezing drizzle that will produce about 1 to 3 inches of snow by Sunday morning.

Beginning around 10 a.m. Sunday, periods of snow through Monday morning will bring 3 to 6 more inches. Jonathan says there is a chance of "thunder snow" Sunday, which would increase snowfall totals.

It should be warmer and precipitation will include more freezing rain than snow south and east of Minneapolis toward Rochester.

The heaviest snow will likely be along a line from Hutchinson to Monticello and east through Taylors Falls.

Blizzard conditions are expected to develop in western Minnesota as winds pick up and temperatures drop Sunday.

Another 1-2 inches of accumulation is possible Monday morning through the early afternoon hours.

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Potential Impact on Events

There's a handful of events expected to bring lots of people to the Twin Cities metro this weekend.

From the RV Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center to the highly anticipated "Book of Mormon" on stage at the Orpheum to a sold out musical performance in Minneapolis, there are a lot of people keeping their eyes on the weather.

On Sunday, hundreds of people are expected to fill the Basilica of Saint Mary for a concert. Singers of all faiths from churches across the metro will take part in the Downtown Choral Festival.

The church is watching the weather forecast closely but says the concert will likely take place. It's scheduled to start at 2 p.m. Sunday.