The winter storm will continue to depart the region overnight, with snow showers tapering off by midnight. Northwest winds will remain strong with gusts of 25 to 30 mph causing areas of blowing snow across the region.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for parts of central Minnesota - including Stearns and Benton County. It will be in effect from 10:00 p.m. this (Friday) evening through midnight on Saturday.
A major winter storm is expected to affect a large part of the upper Midwest on Sunday, dropping some of the heaviest snow totals here in Central Minnesota. The timing of the snowfall will be overnight tonight and through much of the day on Sunday.