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Dan Krengel snowblows the sidewalk at his house on 506 West Willow St. in Detroit Lakes. He said he got back Saturday from a trip to Mexico, where they had sunshine and temperatures in the 80's. BRIAN BASHAM/DL NEWSPAPERS
Dan Krengel snowblows the sidewalk at his house on 506 West Willow St. in Detroit Lakes. He said he got back Saturday from a trip to Mexico, where they had sunshine and temperatures in the 80's. BRIAN BASHAM/DL NEWSPAPERS

Weekend storm drops 11 inches of snow

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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Detroit Lakes received almost 11 inches of snow over the weekend and today, according to KDLM Radio, but it looks like the worst of the storm is over.

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Area schools, including the Detroit Lakes district, opened two hours late today, as travel conditions remained hazardous.

Meteorologist Dave Kellenbenz said a little more snow will continue to fall through tonight, but is not expecting more than a half-inch of additional snowfall.

"The good news is, we don't see any storms on the horizon," he said Monday. "At least this week."

Temperatures are expected to drop to below normal for this time of year tonight and tomorrow, Kellenbenz added.

But just in time for this weekend's polar plunge and the last of the Polar Fest activities, temperatures will be near or above normal.

Here is the extended forecast:

Tonight: A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 12. North to northeast wind between 7 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 14. North to northwest wind between 6 and 8 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -7. Wind chill values as low as -15. North to northeast wind between 3 and 7 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 16. Light and variable wind.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -7.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 17.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 19.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 2.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 18.

Saturday Night: A slight chance of snow. Partly cloudy, with a low around 4.

Sunday: A slight chance of snow. Partly cloudy, with a high near 22.

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