UNDATED - A Winter Storm Warning will be in effect through Noon Friday.

A major winter storm will impact the area through tonight and into Friday morning.

Periods of heavy snow combined with strong winds will make for blizzard conditions over southern Minnesota while significant accumulations are expected for eastern Minnesota into western Wisconsin.

The heaviest snow will occur during the evening commute so having alternate travel plans would be strongly encouraged.

Snow will taper off tonight into Friday morning but the strong winds will persist, making for prolonged blowing/drifting snow issues.

Frigid air then follows this system for the weekend through the middle of next week with highs only in the single digits to middle teens above zero.

National Weather Service