The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from midnight tonight through 6:00 am Saturday morning for southern Minnesota.

The Winter Storm Warning includes Dodge, Faribault, Freeborn, Goodhue, Le Sueur, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Waseca, and Steele Counties (+more).

Heavy snow will be possible, with total snow accumulations of 5 to 7 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

The Twin Cities metro area is included in a Winter Storm Watch.

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The track of the system is bit uncertain, and any shifts to the west/east will have an impact on expected snow totals.

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A surge of arctic air will move across the region this weekend and last into next week. Temperatures will be below zero. The coldest stretch will be Saturday night into Monday morning, with wind chills plunging to -30 to -40.

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