It appears more “ normal “ winter weather is in store for southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin.

The National Weather Service says a winter storm is expected to affect the region Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Forecasters expect  the heaviest snow to fall from south central Minnesota through northeast Iowa where 2 to 3 inches is possible. Lesser amounts are expected to the northeast of this band with 1-2 inches possible along and east of the Mississippi River.

And the Weather Service says it appears the above normal weather the region has enjoyed for nearly two weeks is about to come to an end.  The agency says chances are increasing for arctic air to affect the region next weekend. How cold this blast will be remains uncertain, but wind chills could become an issue again like they were earlier this month.

The below normal temperatures may persist through the entire first week of February.