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SIOUX CITY -- A blanket of snow coated Siouxland after Thursday's snowfall. An even heavier blanket is coming Saturday. 

Tim Masters, a technician with the Sioux Falls National Weather Service, said Sioux City received around 2.4 inches of snow Thursday. 

"Across the area, there was generally about 2-6 inches," he said. Parts of northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota and southeast South Dakota were particularly hard hit. 

"Some places had 6 or 7 (inches)," he said. 

Another, bigger snowstorm is on its way to Sioux City, beginning sometime between 6 and 9 a.m. Saturday morning. 

Luckily, with this storm, there will be no freezing rain, sleet or wintry mix -- just snow, Masters said. 

"Snowfall amounts could be pretty hefty," he said, adding that overall amounts are still uncertain. Current expectations call for at least 4 inches, possibly as much as 8 inches. 

"Especially for areas east of I-29," Masters said. 

Sioux City is in a Winter Storm Watch beginning 6 a.m. Saturday, ending at midnight -- roughly the time the snow is expected to stop.  

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