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April, snow she will

By Ken Hanson

kenhanson@postbulletin.com

If April showers bring May flowers, what do April snowstorms bring?

Frustration.

The winter that would never end is expected to continue this weekend, when parts of the region could see as much as 6 inches of snow, most of it arriving Saturday night and into Sunday, the National Weather Service says. The weather service has issued a winter storm watch from Saturday night to Sunday night.

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It’s uncertain how much snow Austin will get, but it’s certain to be a mix of rain and snow.

The initial precipitation on Saturday will be rain or a mix of rain and snow, changing to all snow after midnight, the weather service says. High temp for the day will be near 43, with a calm wind of 10 mph to 13 mph.

The heaviest of the snow probably will hit along the Interstate 90 corridor, with lesser amounts to the north and south. Gusty north winds might produce some blowing and drifting snow on Sunday, the weather service says. There’s also a chance of snow on Monday, with a high temp near 40 degrees.

The exact track of the storm is "still a bit uncertain," says the weather service.

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Seven-day National Weather Service forecast for Austin http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Austin&state=MN&site=ARX&textField1=43.6715&textField2=-92.9706&e=1

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