Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Rochester and Southeast Minnesota that will go into effect at 10:00 AM through noon Sunday.

What to expect: Heavy snow expected, with mixed precipitation at times. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch expected. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

Where the storm will hit: Dodge, Olmsted, Winona and Mower Counties. When: From 10 AM this morning to noon Sunday.

Travel could be very difficult. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.