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Spring storm to sweep through Midwest, dump foot of snow

March 23, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A powerful storm system a few days into spring is poised to dump a foot of snow in parts of the Upper Midwest.

A low pressure system developing over Colorado will sweep across northern Iowa, southern Minnesota and central Wisconsin on Wednesday before hitting northern Michigan.

Green Bay, Wisconsin, is in the storm’s bull’s-eye. National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Skowronski says the storm could dump 8 to 14 inches of snow in central and east-central Wisconsin, with the heaviest snow falling during the day Wednesday.

About a foot of snow is expected in southeastern Minnesota through western Wisconsin.

In the south, forecasters said severe weather, including a tornado or two, could occur Wednesday afternoon and evening from near Dallas into the Ozarks before moving across the Mississippi River early Thursday.

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