Possible ice storm prompting winter storm watch for part of MI

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Already, areas such as Rapid City, South Dakota, and Great Falls, Montana, have seen an estimated 10 inches pile up.

A record-breaking late winter storm will continue to affect the area for the rest of the weekend. Roads will be slippery and visibility will be low due to blowing rain and snow throughout the weekend.

Rain ahead of a slow-moving system is expected to change to snow or ice pellets tonight.

Rain is expected to develop overnight and spread northward on Friday and mixing with freezing rain or snow over the north.

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As a large spring snow storm bears down on the St. Cloud area a Winter Storm Warning has been issued. The rain will turn to a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow across south central and east central Minnesota, and west central Wisconsin Friday evening, before changing to all snow Saturday morning.

Cold air will flood the state with highs on Saturday in the low to upper 40s.

Environment Canada is warning of possible power outages related to the freezing rain and the gusting winds from the northwest are expected to accompany the storm. The showers will come and go all day with snow, sleet, and ice concerns through the morning hours. Winds could gust up to 50 miles per hour. Rain or snow likely Wednesday night into Thursday morning but all snow is likely by Thursday afternoon into Friday morning. What falls at your house highly dependent on how our temperatures set up, not only at the surface, but aloft. Despite not being included, this region could still see freezing rain, with the best chances of this occurring Saturday night into Sunday morning when temperatures are closer to the 30-32° for lows. Eventually it will turn cold enough late Sunday for rain showers to change to snow showers in southern MI.

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