Winter storm warning issued; snow, ice pellets, freezing rain on the way

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Even after Sunday's storm passes, White said people hoping for spring weather in the U.P. will have to wait.

Parts of MI are bracing for a weekend ice storm.

You sure wouldn't know it by looking outside tonight, but a potential blizzard lies ahead for much of Siouxland from Friday night into Saturday. Aberdeen and far northern South Dakota is under a winter weather advisory.

The National Weather Service has issued the warning for Stearns, Benton and Sherburne County from 7 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Sunday.

Heavy snowfall and hail have shut down most major highways in western Nebraska and South Dakota as the weather conditions have only gotten worse.

A snowstorm that will likely arrive in the area Sunday could result in more than 10 inches of snow falling locally.

As of Thursday evening, a broad swath of southwestern Minnesota was under a blizzard warning. Blizzard conditions are possible with winds blowing up to 50 miles per hour.

Drivers in these areas are being told that they face hard conditions on the roads.

Periods of freezing rain may continue into Monday with a high temperature of just a few degrees above freezing. But, the real fun starts Friday evening. High temperatures will only reach about 30 for both today and tomorrow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

Sunday: Rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain, becoming all rain after 8 a.m. This will cause blowing rain and snow to lower visibility to near zero at times.

The southern third of Lower Michigan should miss most of the freezing rain.

Heavy snowfall is expected on Sunday evening into Monday for parts of eastern Ontario and west central Quebec.