UNDATED -- Stearns county and areas to the west and south will be in a Blizzard Warning from 7:00 p.m. Wednesday through 7:00 a.m. Friday.  Benton and Sherburne Counties are in a Winter Storm Watch for the same period.

 

A powerful storm will bring heavy precipitation to the region Wednesday night through early Friday.

Blizzard conditions are expected across western Minnesota where wind gusts of 50+ mph will combine with over a foot of snow to produce nearly impossible travel conditions.

A wintry mix may persist into Thursday from south-central to east central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin, resulting in a tight snowfall gradient in that corridor.

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