Potential for a sizable snow event that may bring anywhere from 6-12 inches of snowfall to southern Minnesota Friday through early Saturday morning if everything stays on track. Blowing snow may be a factor as well.

It’s been a largely uneventful winter so far, but this weekend could mark the first notable snowfall of the year in southern Minnesota.

The National Weather Service is calling for up to 7 inches of snow Friday, but local forecasters are predicting even more;  if everything stays on track, the southern Minnesota region could see anywhere from 6-12 inches of snowfall.

Temps are also expected to plummet from Saturday into Sunday, with winds shifting to the northwest and gusting up to 40 miles per hour.  As the winds calm down on Sunday, the temps are forecast to top out at single-digits.