National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Travel will become extremely difficult later this evening as whiteout conditions spread from west to east.
This snow will be very heavy, with rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour possible for a few hours, especially in eastern MN and western WI.
Rain will change over to snow from west to east. When it does, expect whiteout conditions from very heavy snow and strong winds of 35 to 45 mph.
This system will have strong winds of 35 to 45 mph. This will cause significant blowing and drifting snow. The winds will decrease on Saturday.