Winter Storm Watch 08 Mar 13

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from Friday evening through Sunday morning for portions of Central and West-central Minnesota.

Officials say significant icing and snowfall are possible Friday night through Sunday morning 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.

Cities in the watch area include Redwood Falls, Olivia, Willmar, Litchfield, Hutchinson, St. Cloud, and Monticello.