Weather Service calling for 3 to 5 inches of snow
The National Weather Service is calling for 3 to 5 inches of snow in the Albert Lea area starting on Saturday afternoon and continuing into Sunday.
According to the weather agency, snow will spread from west to east across the region on Saturday and taper off by Sunday morning. Snow is expected to begin in Freeborn County early Saturday afternoon.
Much of the area will see at least a few inches of snow with the heaviest amounts of between 4 and 7 inches expected in southern Minnesota.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Freeborn County from noon Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday.
Travel impacts are likely as roads become snow-covered.
People are encouraged to plan for slippery road conditions and to slow down and use caution while traveling.