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Winter strikes back

By Laura Gossman

Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN

It’s as clear as the snow on your driveway: Winter is far from over.

A snowstorm was expected to dump between 4 and 10 inches of snow in the Rochester area today before midnight.

Rochester schools were canceled for the day, as were many others in the region.

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According to the National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wis., areas south of I-90 will see a potential for a mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow. Areas north of I-90 can expect mostly snow, but there could be some sleet mixed in.

The snow could be heavy in the afternoon and few rumbles of thunder are possible.

Regardless of the precipitation type, the national weather services warns that travel conditions will be hazardous.

Most of the snow will fall before 9 p.m. and there will be a low of 10 degrees, with wind chills as low as 5 below zero.

Winds in the Rochester area could gust as high as 29 miles per hour.

A winter storm warning will be in effect from noon today until midnight.

Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 18. However, a weak weather disturbance may bring some light snow to parts of southeast Minnesota on Friday night.

For more information, go to Postbulletin.com/weblinks.

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Weblinks: National Weather Service in La Crosse http://www.crh.noaa.gov/arx

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