UNDATED (WJON News) -- A winter storm watch has been issued for central Minnesota for the potential of 6" inches of snow. Lesser amounts, say 2 to 5", across the Twin Cities south.

The Winter Storm Watch is from 6:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m. Saturday.

Snow will begin across western Minnesota by early Saturday morning.

The highest snow totals will be across central Minnesota where six inches of snow could fall along a line from Alexandria to Mora.

The National Weather Service says snow will melt on the pavement unless heavier snow rates are able to overcome the March sun angle.

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Gusty winds of 35-45 mph will create areas of blowing snow across roadways, especially in western Minnesota.





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