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A car dealership employee cleans off a vehicle, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, following a snowstorm which dumped a foot of snow in Bloomington, Minn. Minnesotans are digging out from a powerful storm that dropped a record amount of snow in the Twin Cities and created blizzard-like conditions to the south. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

The first major winter storm of the season has hit parts of the Midwest and Northeast


The first major winter storm of the season arrived Saturday, dumping heavy snow on parts of Minnesota as it moved eastward. 

In northern Minnesota, 10-18 inches of snow have already fallen across the region. The winter storm and lake-effect snow warning stretches from Michigan to New York and other parts of the Northeast, according to ABC News

Parts of New York could see more than 10-20 inches, according to ABC News.

The days of Indian summer are over for now with cold northwesterly winds ushering in a cold airmass from Canada.
The National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is predicting that the storm will bring a mixture of rain and snow to parts of the northern Mid-Atlantic and New England on Sunday. 

As of Friday night, the winter storm had already been blamed for three deaths in Minnesota. One of those deaths was a 42-year-old man who was involved in a crash on an icy highway, according to ABC

Minnesota State Police said the storm led to a total of 447 crashes statewide. 

Winter storm warnings are in effect for parts of northern Michigan, upstate New York and northern Vermont. Parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia are under a winter weather advisory. 

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