The National Weather Service has warned that residents in the Plains should "expect hazardous travel conditions Wednesday into early Friday, with heavy snow and strong winds making roads risky". Much of the region will get around an inch and a half of rain.
Up to 11 inches of snow had fallen in the Moorhead-Alexandria area of western Minnesota by mid-afternoon Thursday, and it was still snowing, said meteorologist Tyler Hasenstein of the Twin Cities National Weather Service.
Storm totals are expected in the range of 10-16 inches, according to the National Weather Service, with the highest totals expected along the North Shore and in some spots on the Iron Range.
Post-holiday travelers were finding driving hard as a winter storm dumped heavy snow and whipped up gusty winds across parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota on Thursday.
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"Snow with high winds and low visibility will make travel in this area risky if not impossible at times", Garrett said.
Overnight Saturday the NWS forecasts a 20 percent chance of snow and a high near 23 with a wind chill value as low as -1. The rain will continue Friday night.
A 58-year-old woman in Louisiana was killed Wednesday evening when lightning struck a tree, which then fell on her home, according to TV station WDSU.
Boston and points to the south will only see rain during the commute. Forecasts call for ice and up to 2 to 12 inches of snow.
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Sherburne County sheriff's officials say a small bus collided with an SUV at about 3 p.m. Thursday.
In addition, whiteout conditions in parts of the Midwest have caused several road closures and general travel issues.
In central Minnesota's Crow Wing County, a pedestrian was struck on a road by a pickup with a plow blade. Heavy snow, blowing snow, freezing fog, and low visibility across a large area of the state will create hard to impossible travel with potential road closures.
Check road conditions across the state at KanDrive.org.
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