A few inches of snow – and maybe some ice – Tuesday night

Slippery roads are coming, so be ready.
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Watch out for slippery roads tonight.

A lot of Minnesota is under a winter weather advisory from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday, with the National Weather Service forecasting a few inches of snow and possibly a glaze of ice by this evening.

The heaviest snowfall is expected between 6 p.m. and midnight Tuesday, with snow diminishing by 6 a.m. Wednesday. Anywhere from 2-5 inches of wet snow is likely across central Minnesota, especially north of a line that stretches from Redwood Falls to the Twin Cities and Eau Claire.

With temperatures in the low 30s, it's made the forecast a bit complicated, so the National Weather Service says its confidence "isn't particularly high." This could mean it'll be mostly rain (not snow) until colder air arrives Tuesday night.

Either way, weather officials are predicting some slippery roads by Tuesday night. Meteorologist Paul Douglas wrote on the Star Tribune weather blog he expects roads to "become icier everywhere tonight" when the precipitation changes over to snow. He said there will probably be more problems on the roads Wednesday morning than during the Tuesday evening commute.

For the latest on road conditions across Minnesota, click here.

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