Winter Storm Watch for parts of W MI

  • Winter Storm Watch for parts of W MI

Winter Storm Watch for parts of W MI

The snow will move out Saturday night leaving Sunday quieter but cool with highs in the mid 30s.

Southern Minnesota could see freezing rain Friday night and early Saturday with "difficult" travel conditions in that area, largely due to road icing, the weather service said.

According to Mitchell, the Twin Cities could see over 6 inches of snow.

Winter Storm Saturday into Saturday Night.A large storm system will impact the state Friday into Sunday, with rain expected to transition to snow across northern into northwestern Iowa Saturday morning and persist through the day into Saturday night.

"This is a nasty winter storm that is going to hamper, if not cripple, travel through much of the state, " says Darin Bergquist, Secretary of Transportation. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Friday afternoon and Saturday for much of central and southern Minnesota and west central Wisconsin.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for far western South Dakota from tonight through tomorrow.

There will also be an area of northern Lower and the U.P. that gets over six inches of snow, with the possibility of up to 15 inches total snow. Initial forecast data is indicating ice accumulations greater than half an inch.

We can't rule out a mix of precipitation moving through the area Tuesday night before Wednesday becomes partly cloudy and windy with highs near 50. Winds blowing up to 50 miles per hour could create whiteout conditions and 3 to 6 inches of snow are possible with localized amounts up to 14 inches of snow. Any ice on trees or power lines could lead to tree damage or power outages this weekend.