Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Southern Minnesota will likely see some wintry travel conditions but it appears the north half of the state will feel the brunt of a major winter storm that’s due to arrive tonight.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for most of the northern half of Minnesota from midnight through noon on Sunday. Forecasters are predicting some areas will see well over a foot of snow and gusty northwest winds. A blizzard warning has also been posted for an area along the North Shore of Lake Superior, including Duluth, where the snowfall totals could approach 20 inches. A Winter Storm Watch has been posted for an area of southwestern and central Minnesota that includes the Twin Cities.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service says southeastern Minnesota is expected to be impacted by the storm system but the impact on travel conditions shouldn’t be severe. The Rochester area is forecast to see 2 to 4 inches of snow over the weekend while portions of Wabasha and Goodhue Counties could end up with 3 to 6 inches of accumulation by Sunday morning. The snow could also be accompanied by some freezing drizzle and gusty winds which could result in some very slick road surfaces throughout the region.

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