Winter storm watch issued for St. Croix County
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood today, but things can change in a hurry.
A winter storm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for the St. Croix County area. The watch is in effect from Thursday afternoon through Thursday evening, according to the recent alert.
The NWS says residents in the region should expect snow to develop by Thursday afternoon, possibly becoming heavy, and continuing Thursday evening. Accumulations could reach six inches or more by Thursday night.
The greatest risk of more than 6 inches of snow would be from the southern sections of the Twin Cities, and Faribault, to Eau Claire.
Winds will cause some drifting snow Thursday evening, according to the alert.
A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.