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Minnesota Braces for First Winter Storm

The Star Tribune reports that the seasons first big winter storm is expected to hit Minneapolis on Saturday.

The storm which is currently forming in the Rocky Mountains, has the potential of delivering sleet, freezing rain and as much as 10 inches of snow.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch in effect until Saturday, as the chance for precipitation is 100 percent. Poor driving conditions are also expected to be poor as winds from 10 to 25 miles per hour will cause blowing and drifting snow.

More snow is in the forecast for Tuesday as well.

KARE 11 reports that the heaviest snow could fall north of the Twin Cities in a large band from Alexandria to Duluth and up the North Shore.