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UPDATED: Shakopee Under Winter Storm Warning

Up to 8 inches of snow is expected in the area. The winter weather advisory for Scott County is no longer in effect.

Updated 4:38 p.m.

The National Weather Service has updated the winter weather advisory for Scott and Dakota counties to a winter storm warning. Snowfall of 6 to 8 inches is expected for the area.

The winter storm warning is in effect from Saturday at midnight until midnight Sunday.

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A winter weather advisory is in effect from Saturday at midnight until midnight Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. The advisory affects Scott County and parts of southern Minnesota.

The area is forecast to receive 3 to 5 inches of snow by Sunday afternoon. 

Parts of western and southern Minnesota are expected to see near blizzard condtions, particulary areas located along the Minnesota River Valley. According to the National Weather Service "sustained wind speeds of 25 to 30 mph with gusts near 40 mph may produce whiteout conditions at times"

Travel will be hazardous. The National Weather Service suggests having food, water, and an extra flashlight in the car in case of an emergency.

Reminder: In Shakopee a snow emergency is declared after a snow fall of two inches or more. At that time, parking restrictions remain in effect until curb to curb plowing has been completed.

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