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Winter Storm Watch Issued for Twin Cities; 10 Inches Possible

Many areas of the country are expecting heavy snowfall this weekend.

Monday morning’s commute could be a major mess, as the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the entire Twin Cities region, beginning early Sunday morning and continuing through Monday afternoon. Snow accumulations of up to 10 inches are possible.

The precipitation should begin with a light, wintry mix Saturday night, turning to heavy snow by late Sunday. To top it all off, strong winds on the back end of the front will result in blowing, drifting snow on Sunday night and Monday morning.

The Twin Cities region isn’t getting hit nearly so hard as other areas of the country. A blizzard watch is in effect for western and central Minnesota, which could see more than a foot of snow, along with winds of up to 45 mph.

Meanwhile, the Northeast is preparing for a blizzard of historic proportions, with up to three feet of snow expected in areas around Boston. Airlines are already canceling flights to the region, and that’s having a ripple effect on schedules throughout the country. Travelers are advised to check airline websites before heading for the airport.

As a reminder, the City of Richfield's snow parking ban ordinance is in effect until April 15. In instances of two or more inches of snow, it is no longer acceptable to have vehicles parked in the street. Vehicles left on the street are at risk for being ticketed or towed by police.

See all details on the city's snow parking ordinance.

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