The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch in effect from Friday evening through Sunday evening for portions of Central Minnesota, including Stearns & Morrison counties.

Snow accumulations of 6 or more inches and ice accumulations of over a tenth of an inch are possible in central and west central Minnesota. Travel could be very difficult.

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There is still uncertainty with both the temperatures and track of the system. A subtle shift, or slightly cooler or warmer temperatures will make a big difference in any snow/ice/rain amounts.

The main message is to keep checking the forecast for updates, especially if you have travel plans this weekend.


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