UNDATED -- Winter is here and it's making its presence known. A winter storm warning is in effect for much of central Minnesota between 3:00 p.m. Wednesday and noon Friday.

The National Weather Service says a winter storm will bring heavy snow across much of western and northern Minnesota, and northern Wisconsin. The orange shaded regions on the map can expect 8 or more inches of snow.

Meanwhile, the areas in blue will have warmer temperatures, rain, and much less snow.

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