Murray said Mitchell could see very brief periods of near-blizzard conditions, while the upper northeast part of South Dakota will be in Blizzard warnings.
The unsafe winter conditions will spread across northeastern Minnesota and the Twin Ports this evening.
Snow is expected with slippery road conditions including during the evening commute. Up by the Wyoming border, almost 8 inches is possible.
The watch included the Iron Range, areas of the Arrowhead away from Lake Superior, and International Falls.More news: Donald Trump didn't crack Twitter's list of 2017's top tweets
Winter weather advisory in effect from 6 p.m. today to noon Tuesday.
A Winter Storm Warning and a Blizzard Warning will be in effect for areas further west. A cold front will move from west to east across the state and bring quickly falling temperatures and increasing northwest winds. Snowfall of 3 to 5 inches expected, with blowing and drifting snow.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 6 p-m Monday until noon Tuesday in the Twin Ports area and northwestern Wisconsin.