(FOX 9) - This spring storm is not done with us yet. The Twin Cities metro could get another couple inches of snow on top of what is already on the ground, while western Minnesota could see another 8-10 inches.
Warmer air aloft is finally in the Twin Cities and will keep upcoming precipitation in more of the mix zone with snow, sleet and rain allowing for only another couple of inches of accumulation in the Twin Cities on top of the 8 inches recorded at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after Wednesday’s dumping.
A Winter Storm Warning for the metro remains in effect through Friday morning.
Western Minnesota will see all snow, with another 8-10 inches over the next 24 hours. The snow, combined with wind gusts of 50-60 miles per hour will make travel impossible in the area.
The hazardous driving conditions contributed to numerous crashes Thursday morning. Between 5 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., the Minnesota State Patrol responded to 150 crases, 10 with injuries, and 286 spin outs statewide. There were also 31 jackknifed semis reported.
A Blizzard Warning remains in effect for western and southwestern Minnesota through Friday for impossible travel conditions generated by the wind gusts, with 12-20 inches or more possible by the week’s end.
South and southeastern Minnesota are under a Winter Weather Advisory until Friday.
Thursday: WINDY for everyone. Heavy snow and gusty winds all across western and northern Minnesota. The metro will see a mix of snow, sleet and rain with an additional inch or two of accumulation.
Thursday night into Friday: The metro stays in the mix dance with low, slushy accumulations tapering as western and northern Minnesota totals climb.
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