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Photos: Minnesota turns snowy, slushy, wet as winter storm hits

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Children play on a snow bank in Brainerd.
Children play on a snow bank near 4th and Washington streets in Brainerd, Minn., Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018.
Kirsti Marohn | MPR News

A winter storm that arrived Wednesday night has delivered rain and snow in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin, coating roads and neighborhoods of the region with mushy snow and sleet.

West-central Minnesota saw strong winds and light snow Thursday afternoon. Southeastern Minnesota — including the Twin Cities — mostly saw rain Thursday afternoon. In northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin, rain will slowly switch to snow Thursday evening. 

A winter storm warning remains in effect for northern and parts of west-central Minnesota until noon Friday.