First measurable snow approaches

7:54 AM, Nov 5, 2013   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Much of southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin, including the Twin Cities, are under a Winter Weather Advisory this evening into the overnight hours. That's downgraded from a Winter Storm Watch that was issued yesterday.

The first bands of rain and snow will begin to arrive in southwestern Minnesota during the late morning Tuesday and reach the metro area by late afternoon/early evening (4-6 PM start). The precipitation will start as a rain/snow mix and change to snow within a couple hours in the Twin Cities.

The combination of some heavier showers and darkness will allow for accumulation tonight. Expect anywhere from 1 to 3 inches in the Twin Cities with some potentially higher amounts just south and southeast of the Twin Cities (2"-5" possible there).

The snow showers will wrap up between 3 and 5 a.m.  Wednesday, just before the morning commute. With temps hovering near freezing overnight some side streets and sidewalks could get slick, but most highways and freeways will be mainly just wet.

With highs near 40 the next couple days and the suns back out by Wednesday afternoon the snowfall will melt. 

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