Winter Storm Watch issued for Saturday, Twin Cities in the bullseye

Up to a foot of snow is possible.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for portions of central, southern and east-central Minnesota on Saturday and Saturday night. 

Areas in the watch box can expected 6-12 inches of snow and near blizzard conditions with winds gusting to 35 mph. 

Here are the watch details from the NWS:

"A Winter Storm Watch has been issued from Saturday afternoon through Saturday night for areas east of a line from Canby to Little Falls, Minnesota. Moderate to heavy snow will overspread the area again Saturday afternoon, continuing through most of Saturday night before ending by Sunday morning.

"Snowfall totals of 6 to 12 inches are expected in the watch area. In addition, strong northwest winds gusting to 35 mph Saturday night will lead to areas of blowing snow, especially across southern and western Minnesota. Travel could become very difficult Saturday night through early Sunday."

The Twin Cities are dead center in the watch at this point, which will definitely make things interesting for those attending the 9th Annual Winter Beer Dabbler at the State Fairgrounds.

Meanwhile, 3-7 inches of snow is possible across much of Minnesota overnight Thursday into Friday morning. 

It's likely to make driving conditions extremely difficult on the Friday morning commute.

You can find more details on today's snow here.

Meanwhile, if you're planning to be out shoveling over the next few days, check out this guide on how to do it without hurting yourself.

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