Mother Nature is locked and loaded, ready to bring a healthy layer of snow to the Twin Cities and much of Minnesota on Friday and Saturday. With that, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning.
For the 7-county metro area, the warning is in effect from 12 p.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Saturday, with up to 10 inches of snow currently forecast with blustery conditions making for difficult travel.
NWS Twin Cities
This from the winter storm warning text:
"Moderate to heavy snow will develop across western Minnesota Friday morning and move through eastern Minnesota into western Wisconsin early Friday afternoon and continue through Friday evening. Most of the snow will fall late Friday morning into Friday evening. Currently, 5 to 9 inches of snow is expected across much of central and southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
"Snow will taper off Friday night, but on Saturday northwest winds will increase and lead to significant blowing and drifting snow. In addition, falling temperatures will lead to icy roads. Farther west, blizzard conditions are possible in open areas of western into southern Minnesota. If the forecast winds of 40 to 45 mph remain on track, an upgrade to a blizzard warning is likely for Saturday across western and southern Minnesota."