The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 6:00 this evening for most of Central Minnesota including Stearns, Benton, and Sherburne Counties. Snow and blowing snow will continue throughout the day creating poor visibility and slick conditions.

National Weather Service

From the National Weather Service this morning: Snow and blowing snow will continue through the afternoon across the region. A general 2 to 4 inch accumulation is expected with the heavier snow bands from Willmar to St. Cloud. Wind speeds will increase late morning through the afternoon hours with gusts near 40 mph expected -- which will likely cause blowing snow and reduced visibility. The precipitation is expected to diminish by this evening, as well as the gusty winds.

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