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Up to 5 inches of snow possible in parts of Minnesota

Mostly rain in the metro, but accumulating snow further north.

While it's going to remain mostly rainy for the Twin Cities and the southern half of Minnesota, it'll be cold enough in central and northern Minnesota to produce some healthy early November snow totals. 

According to the National Weather Service Twin Cities, accumulating snow will begin this evening and continue overnight, with 1-3 inches falling in northeastern parts of the state, with higher totals in Itasca, Cass and Aitkin counties. 

Then, more accumulating snow is expected Tuesday with 1-5 inches possible in the Brainerd Lakes area, through the Iron Range and into northwest Wisconsin

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It'll make things more difficult for those living in the north of the state to get out and cast their vote in the 2018 mid-terms, with polls opening at 7 a.m. Tuesday and closing at 8 p.m.

This storm system will be followed by the coldest air of the season Wednesday through early next week, with highs up north in the 20s and barely reaching 30 in the Twin Cities. 

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Here's a look at the simulated future radar from the HRRR model from the National Weather Service.

Blue represents precipitation falling as snow, green means rain and pink is a rain/snow mix. 

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