Winter Storm to Arrive Late Tonight

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It's a White Christmas on the western slope of Colorado with scattered snow showers.

A major snowstorm is headed our way beginning Wednesday evening for much of Minnesota.

A storm promising to deliver more than a foot of snow to some areas of the Great Plains and the northern Midwest was bringing heavy snowfall and strong winds as of Thursday.

The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for central South Dakota, eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota. Those falling temps may cause a few problems going into Friday night with that water, or bit of snow accumulation, sitting around and then freezing going into the night.

Those traveling west could face some blizzard-like conditions in the Red River Valley on Thursday afternoon and into Friday morning, with severe wind and blowing snow.

The winter storm warning extends south of St. Cloud.

Worst of winter storm to hit well north of Mankato

After highs near 33 degrees Thursday, Friday's high may top out in the upper teens with an overnight low of 8 below.

It will be a colder day with highs reaching about 30 degrees with a nasty north wind of 15-30 miles per hour. A north wind likely will continue on Friday between 13 and 18 miles per hour, with gusts up to 28 miles per hour.

Areas farther north, including Gogama, Kirkland Lake and Earlton will likely remain all snow Thursday night with significant accumulations of 10 to 20 cm possible. This change in direction will begin to drop temperatures, and we'll fall into the 20s for most of the area by late tomorrow morning.

Passengers flying United Airlines on December 26 and 27 will be able to reschedule flights through December 30.

It's been a record year for precipitation in Nebrska-and that looks to continue through the New Year.

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