Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The National Weather Service is still predicting a band of 10-14 inches of wet snow for portions of southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

A Winter Storm Warning went into effect at noon Wednesday and will remain in effect through noon on Thursday as a potent late winter or early spring storm system moves through the region. Forecasters say snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour are possible within the band of the heaviest snow, which is predicted in an area running from near Austin, through Rochester, to near Black River Falls Wisconsin.

The Rochester School District has canceled classes Thursday because of the stormy forecast.

Wednesday afternoon, the heaviest snow fell in areas north and west of Rochester, with 4-5 inches of accumulation reported across some of the southern Twin Cities suburbs. The State Patrol recommended against any unnecessary travel in south-central Minnesota because snow and strong winds were producing near zero visibility at times.

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