Just when Mother Nature had lulled us into thinking winter was over, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for portions of southern Minnesota. (We knew better.)

The advisory is in effect now through 3 am Thursday morning, when 2 to 5 inches of new snow accumulation is expected.

The Winter Weather Advisory includes Scott, Dakota, Le Sueur, Olmsted, Rice, Dodge, and Goodhue Counties, as well as the entire Twin Cities metro area (+more).

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There is a good chance of localized bands of higher amounts of six inches or more, but there is still uncertainty as to where those bands of higher amounts will set up.

Snow has started across much of the region this afternoon and will last into tonight. A Winter Storm Warning has been added for Yellow Medicine county where +6" of snow is possible. Otherwise, a wide swath of 2-5" of snow is expected for southern Minnesota.

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National Weather Service

A narrow band of higher amounts is possible within this system, leading to greater impacts to travel where the band sets up.

Plan on possible slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the Thursday morning commute.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5-1-1. Road conditions can also be found at 511mn.org.

Tune in to the morning show tomorrow beginning at 6:00 am for all the latest weather related announcements, including school announcements and current road conditions.

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