UNDATED - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Stearns, Benton, and other counties to our north, on Christmas Day.

A powerful storm will bring multiple hazards to the area Sunday into Monday.

Patchy freezing drizzle Saturday night will become steady freezing rain Sunday morning, before changing to rain (heavy at times) from south to north Sunday afternoon. Around 1/4 inch of ice accumulation is possible across portions of central MN where a Winter Storm Watch is in effect.

Some thunderstorms will also develop Sunday afternoon and evening ahead of the main cold front.

Windy conditions will accompany the system Sunday through Monday, with gusts possibly exceeding 50 mph by Monday morning.