A snowstorm that will likely arrive in the area Sunday could result in more than 10 inches of snow falling locally. Yes, we have a winter storm warning in Jefferson and Lewis counties all weekend.
Rain is expected to develop overnight and spread northward on Friday and mixing with freezing rain or snow over the north.
Southern Minnesota could see freezing rain Friday night and early Saturday with "difficult" travel conditions in that area, largely due to road icing, the weather service said. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 15 inches are possible across central and west central Minnesota, with totals tapering off to 3 or 6 inches across south central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin. The cold air will move in from the northeast.
Significant snow with ice pellets expected today into tonight. Despite not being included, this region could still see freezing rain, with the best chances of this occurring Saturday night into Sunday morning when temperatures are closer to the 30-32° for lows.
The ice build-up may be sufficient to cause some damage to trees and power lines, especially given the strong winds. Snow accumulations of 3 - 5 inches are expected, with locally higher amounts possible where all snowfall. Up to half an inch of ice could accumulate.
By Monday, everything turns to rain - which could be heavy at times. The southern row of counties in the winter storm watch area won't have the watch go in effect until Saturday.
Because of high winds, whiteout conditions are expected, according to the NWS.
As temperatures fall during the afternoon, rain will change over to snow for Northwest Kansas and a few flurries could fall across the Southwest.