La Crosse, WI (KROC-AM News) - An early winter storm is expected to create very difficult travel conditions in areas south of Rochester into Saturday morning.

The National Weather Service has posted Winter Storm Warnings across northern Iowa and southern Wisconsin through 6 AM Saturday. Winter Weather Advisories have also been posted for the counties along the Minnesota-Iowa border.

The heavy snow, with accumulations expected in the 5 to 10 inch range, is expected to remain south of the Iowa order, but areas of far southern Minnesota could see slick travel conditions from 1 to 3 inches of snow by Saturday morning.

At this point, forecasters are predicting an inch or less of accumulation in the Rochester area.

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