Blizzard Warning Issued for Western Parts of Minn.

Updated: 03/17/2013 5:14 PM By: Maricella Miranda

Snow is expected to reach the Twin Cities by 11 p.m. Sunday, according to Meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas.

The metro will likely have 1- to 3 inches of snow accumulation by 8 a.m. Monday, affecting the morning commute.

Another 1- to 2 inches of snow could fall during the day Monday before tapering to flurries in the afternoon.

A Blizzard Warning has been issued for areas including St. Cloud, Buffalo, Mankato, Albert Lea, as well as along the South Dakota and North Dakota border. The warning has been issued for Alexandria, Willmar, Redwood Falls and Marshall.

The blizzard conditions are expected to start Sunday afternoon. Visibility could be affected by snow blowing, which is expected to ease off by late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. The wind could create white-out conditions along Interstate 94 in northern Minnesota.

School closings could be likely in those areas.

In northern Minnesota, snow fall could reach up to 6 inches.

Cold temperatures spread across Minnesota on Sunday.

International Falls saw the coldest temps at -23 degrees. The Twin Cities had temps at 8 degrees earlier Sunday. Temperatures tonight will reach 25 degrees in the metro. A high of 30 is expected Monday in the Twin Cities.