The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warning for portions of central Minnesota including Stearns, Benton, Mille Lacs, Morrison, and Sherburne counties in effect through Noon Monday.

Accumulating snow will occur across all of central and southern Minnesota into western Wisconsin Sunday afternoon through early Monday morning. The greatest snow accumulations look to occur from west central Minnesota through the Twin Cities metro -- causing significant travel impacts, especially Sunday night through the Monday morning commute. Snowfall amounts in the warning area can be expected to range from 6 to 12 inches.

National Weather Service

From the National Weather Service this afternoon: A Winter Storm will bring widespread snowfall totals of 6 to 8 inches of snowfall today through Monday morning. There will be a band of slightly higher amounts from west central Minnesota through southern Wisconsin. Northwest wind gust of 25 to 35 mph will also cause areas of blowing snow. Dangerous wind chills will follow this system.

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