Several inches of snow appears likely across the listening area from late Wednesday into Thursday.

“Models are agreeing, it looks like anywhere from St. Cloud down into the Twin Cities down to the Mankato area, we could see anywhere from five to six inches of snow. That will be kind of the basic area where we are going to see the most snow,” said Weather Eye Meteorologist Megan Mulford. “Looks like northern Minnesota could see anywhere from four to five inches, same for southeastern Minnesota.”

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for the entire listening area from 12 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Thursday.

“On the warm side of this system, some rain showers and areas of drizzle for Wednesday, with that rain likely Wednesday night. As that cold front moves through, switching over to a wintry mix, then snow showers as we head through the day on Thursday. So, Thursday will definitely be the hazardous day.”

Whiteouts are possible across southwestern Minnesota where wind gusts will be strongest.