Weather Service issues winter storm watch for west central Minnesota
A one-two punch of snow and high along with strong winds will make for hazardous travel conditions late Monday through Tuesday evening in west central Minnesota.
The storm watch is in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday evening.
The Weather Service is expecting a mix of accumulating freezing rain and snow. Two to four inches of snow and up to two-tenths of an inch of ice is anticipated. Winds could gust as high as 45 miles per hour.
The winter storm watch is issued for the region including Kandiyohi and Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Pope, Redwood, Renville, Swift, and Yellow Medicine counties. While Meeker County and areas to the east may escape the full brunt of the storm, accumulating snow and ice are forecast as well.
Hazardous road conditions with ice, snow and high winds are likely from late Monday night through Tuesday evening. The area should see a break on Wednesday, but accumulating snow is forecast for Thursday on the backside of the system.