MARSHALL (KMHL) – Another major winter storm is getting set to move into the region just in time for the tail end of the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
The National Weather Service has added Lincoln and Lyon counties to the winter storm warning that had been issued for the counties to the north.
Forecasters are calling for between 7 and 10 inches of snow in the area as temperatures are now expected to be a little cooler than what forecasters thought it would be previously. They are predicting two rounds of snow, the first on Friday night, followed by a second round of snow on Saturday evening into Sunday morning.
Complicating matters, wind gusts of up to 40 mph are expected, which cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.
Virtually all of Minnesota is expecting some type of winter weather from the system moving into the region. Areas south of Marshall remain in a winter weather advisory. Those areas are expected to see 4-to-8 inches of snow, along with mixed precipitation.
The National Weather Service is warning that travel could become hazardous especially Saturday evening and overnight with the strong wind and heavy snow.