The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for portions of Minnesota including Benton, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Sherburne, and Stearns counties through 6 PM Saturday. The Winter Storm Warning also includes the Twin Cities metro area.

A Blizzard Warning is in effect for southwest Minnesota.

Expect 6 to 12 inches of snow Friday and Friday night, followed by winds gusting as high as 45 mph on Saturday with blizzard conditions possible.

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This storm will impact travel. Moderate to heavy snow will lead to snow-covered roads on Friday. The hazardous conditions could impact the Friday evening commute. Strong winds and falling temperatures will lead to blowing snow and drifting on Saturday.

If you must travel, keep a cell phone, warm clothes, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 511.