Freezing rain to cause hazardous travel conditions in Twin Cities, heavy snow up north

Heavy snow will accumulate in northern Minnesota.
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Road conditions are expected to deteriorate in the Twin Cities and across parts of southern Minnesota Sunday night through Monday morning as a band of freezing rain develops and moves through the area. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory from 9 p.m. Sunday through 9 a.m. Monday in anticipation of up to a tenth of an inch of ice accumulating along a narrow path from Fairmont to Mankato and northeast through the Twin Cities. 

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The NWS says the freezing rain will fall much of the night before changing to snow Monday morning. Less than an inch of snow is expected by the time the precipitation ends. 

Here's the simulated future radar from 6 p.m. Sunday to 10 p.m. Monday.  


Driving could become even more difficult on icy roads with winds expected to gust up to 35 mph. Check the latest road conditions through MnDOT right here

Heavy snow in northern Minnesota

Meanwhile, northern Minnesota will be on the receiving end of a healthy helping of snow, with 4-6 inches from Moorhead to Wadena, Walker, Grand Rapids and up through the Arrowhead, and 6-10 inches for areas further north. 


Note: Before the freezing rain arrives in southern Minnesota we'll be dealing with dense fog and visibilities reduced to a quarter-mile or less. The fog is expected to hang around for most of the day Sunday. 

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