National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Warning for Wednesday Into Thursday.

Tue 3-22-2016 ["Sioux Falls, South Dakota"]

(Sioux Falls)-The National Weather Service has upgraded the Winter Storm Watch for Wednesday into a Winter Storm Warming for snow and blowing snow which is in effect from 1 pm Wednesday to 4 am Thursday for Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota.

Forecasters say rain will transition to snow Wednesday afternoon, with accumulations of 5-7 inches of snow possibile.

In addition, strong North to Northeast winds of 25 - 35 mph are likely with gusts to 45 mph possible Wednesday afternoon.

Snow and blowing snow are expected to create whiteout conditions, with reduced visibility under a quarter of a mile. 

The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.