MARSHALL (KMHL) – It looks like a major winter storm is taking aim at southern Minnesota this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for several counties in the region as a narrow band of heavy snow is expected to hit the area Saturday night into Sunday.

Forecasters say heavy snow is possible Saturday night – with a total of 4-to-7 inches of snow expected in the Marshall area. According to the weather service, Marshall is in the range that has the greatest potential of seeing 6 inches of snow or more.

Forecasters say the weather is likely to impact travel conditions Saturday night and into Sunday.

The watch includes Lyon, Lincoln, Murray, Cottonwood, Jackson, Pipestone and Brookings counties. If you’d like to keep up on changing travel conditions this weekend log on to