Weather Forecast


Winter storm watch begins Friday evening for west central Minn.

WILLMAR — Willmar, Benson, Olivia, Montevideo and Litchfield are among the regional cities in a winter storm watch issued this afternoon by the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities.

Significant icing and snowfall are possible Friday night through Sunday morning over portions of west central and central Minnesota, and travel will become hazardous starting Friday night.

The storm watch begins Friday evening when freezing rain and light snow will develop, continuing through most of the day Saturday. The precipitation will change over to rain during the day Saturday, the Weather Service says, and then mix again and change over to light snow Saturday evening through Sunday morning.

Ice accumulation of one-tenth to one-quarter of an inch along with snowfall totals ranging from 3 to 6 inches are possible Friday night through Sunday morning.

The storm watch is in effect along and west of a line from Mora to Elk River to Hutchinson to Redwood Falls.

Susan Lunneborg
Susan Lunneborg is news editor of the West Central Tribune. She joined the staff in Willmar in 1999 and has been a newspaper journalist for more than 20 years. She can be reached directly at the email linked here, but for the most timely response, please send news releases to the Tribune's general news email:
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