Winter storm watch issued - Batavia could get two feet by Friday

National Weather Service graphicA city plow removes snow from Fourth Avenue West in the downtown area in February 2014. File  News Tribune

National Weather Service graphicA city plow removes snow from Fourth Avenue West in the downtown area in February 2014. File News Tribune

A cold front will move from west to east across the state and bring quickly falling temperatures and increasing northwest winds. Rain will turn to snow, temperatures will fall and winds will becoming very strong.

Wind gusts are also a concern heading into the overnight hours, with 30-50 mph gusts common throughout the mountains and foothills.

The National Weather Service Office in Duluth has issued a Winter Storm Warning for central and northern St. Louis County and northern Cook and Lake Counties from 6 p-m Monday to noon on Tuesday. Snowfall of 1 to 3 inches expected, along with areas of blowing snow. If you travel, make sure to let someone know your travel plans and have a charged phone with you.

Snow is expected with slippery road conditions including during the evening commute.

Snow totals will depend on the track of the storm - there was some uncertainty Saturday - but the heaviest snow is expected north of U.S. Highway 2, the Weather Service said.

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