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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The National Weather Service has revised its forecast and has replaced an earlier watch with a winter storm warning for a large part of southern Minnesota.

The warning will be in effect through 4:00 pm Monday areas south of a line from Redwood Falls to Mankato and Waseca.

Cities in the warning zone include Mankato, Waseca, Fairmont, Blue Earth, and Albert Lea.

National Weather Service



National Weather Service

A winter weather advisory will be in effect for the rest of southern Minnesota.

National Weather Service

According to the NWS:

A band of precipitation will lift northeast into southern Minnesota late Sunday, quickly becoming all snow. This will be a heavy, wet snow with rates of over an inch per hour possible. The snow will taper off during the late morning into early afternoon on Monday. Total accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are expected in the warning area with 3 to 5 inches expected in the advisory area.

Besides heavy snow, the storm will also include strong winds and freezing rain.

News update:  University of Minnesota-Rochester expects enrollment to increase.

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