A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for the entire area tonight. Steady snow will overspread the area by this evening. The snow could be heavy at times before ending late tonight. A brief period of freezing drizzle is also possible after the snow ends across southern Minnesota into western Wisconsin. Snowfall totals will range from around 3 inches across southern Minnesota to 4 to 6 inches across central Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Little or no ice accumulation is expected.
The National Weather Service also says a Winter Storm Watch has been issued from Saturday afternoon through Saturday night for areas east of a line from Canby to Little Falls, Minnesota. Moderate to heavy snow will overspread the area again Saturday afternoon, continuing through most of Saturday night before ending by Sunday morning. Snowfall totals of 6 to 12 inches are expected in the watch area. In addition, strong northwest winds gusting to 35 mph Saturday night will lead
to areas of blowing snow, especially across southern and western Minnesota. Travel could become very difficult Saturday night through early Sunday.

The weekend storm is still a developing situation. So check back for the latest updates.

Steve Mason Townsquaremedia