Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - There was enough snow to shovel, but the Rochester area ended up with only an inch or two of snow from the region’s first significant snowstorm of the season.

The latest reports from the National Weather Service shows the heaviest snow hit areas of South Dakota, where some communities saw over 8-inches of accumulation. The heaviest snow in Minnesota fell in a band across southwest, south-central and edging into southeastern Minnesota, where the National Weather Service says Austin reported 4-inches of new snow this morning. The highest totals were just of west of New Ulm in the Springfield area, which saw about 5-inches from the storm.

Forecasters say the weather system responsible for the snow is pulling a mass of cold air into the region that’s expected to stick around through early next week. At this point, a nice warm-up is forecast for the second half of the week with high temperatures predicted to reach the low to mid-40’s on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.

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