Schools will be closed in Osakis Friday, Jan. 17 because of bad weather.
Douglas County and Todd County are included in a winter storm warning from 10 a.m. Friday through 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18..
Heavy snow is expected to develop across west central and southwest Minnesota after 8 a.m. Friday. The heavy snow will then spread into central and eastern Minnesota during the late morning and early afternoon, and continue through Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service.
Most of the snow will fall late Friday morning into Friday evening. Totals of 5 to 9 inches of snow are expected across much of central and southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Snow will taper off later Friday night, but very strong northwest winds gusting to 40 and 50 mph will develop on Saturday, especially in western Minnesota. Blowing snow will be widespread with near zero visibility in open country, with the worst conditions from west central into south central Minnesota. In addition, falling temperatures will lead to icy roads and very cold temperatures, especially on Saturday.
This storm will impact travel. Expect snow-covered roads followed by strong winds, blowing snow and falling temperatures.