La Crosse, WI (KROC-AM News) - The National Weather Service is is still forecasting an inch or less of snow in the Rochester area, but a person would not have to travel too far south to feel the brunt of a major winter storm.

The latest forecasting models indicate portions of northeastern Iowa could end up with a foot of snow by Saturday morning. That heavy snow band extends as far north as Mason City. The snowfall totals are predicted to be in the 4-8 inch range along and just south of the Minnesota-Iowa border, while sections of Minnesota adjacent to the border could end up with 2-4 inches of snow.

As of Friday afternoon, I-90 in southwestern Minnesota was completely snow-covered, while some slippery spots were being reported on I-35 near Albert Lea and along I-90 in southeastern Minnesota.

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