Forecasters say that Winter Storm "Q" will make its way out of the Pacific West and move into the Upper Midwest Thursday, Feb. 21 and Friday, Feb. 22.
Weather service experts say that snowfall amounts of three to six inches are possible on Thursday. It would make it among the top snowfalls of the 2012-2013 winter season.
According to the winter storm watch, “a strong system will bring accumulating snow to the region.”
The National Weather Service also issued Winter Chill Advisory on Tuesday which remains in effect until 6 a.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 20) with "dangerous wind chills of 15 to 30 degrees below zero due to the combination of cold temperatures and strong winds."
Snow is forecast begin to fall over southern Minnesota on Thursday morning and will reach central Minnesota in the evening, continuing most of the day Friday.