Wonky weather rolls through Twin Cities; snow, rain to continue tonight

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There's the Minnesota weather we've been missing.

Snow, rain, sleet, thunder and then some sunshine were all reported in a matter of minutes in the Twin Cities Wednesday morning as a winter storm system moved through the state.

The storm system, which began pushing into the state Tuesday, caused roads in northern Minnesota to be snow-covered and slick for the Wednesday morning commute, while roads in the Twin Cities were mostly wet, but saw some slick spots, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation's website.

As the storm continues to move out of the state, people in northern and western Minnesota could experience difficult driving conditions. Strong winds, with gusts as high as 35 mph, could cause areas of blowing and drifting snow – especially in open areas, the National Weather Service says.

Snow totals ranged throughout the state, with 1-2 inches of snow reported in southern and central Minnesota, the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities says, and higher amounts northwest of the metro area.

Here's a look at snow totals as of 11 a.m.:

Western and northern Minnesota could pick up another inch of snow before all is said and done. A winter weather advisory is in effect for the region until midnight – when snow is expected to taper off.

Cold follows rain, snow

Precipitation is expected to slowly end from south to north Wednesday evening through early Thursday morning, but behind the rain and snow are much cooler temperatures for the end of the work week, the weather service notes.

Highs on Thursday are expected to range from 15-30 degrees, while Friday will see high temperatures from 10-20 degrees. Overnight lows may dip below zero for the first time this season in northern Minnesota, while single-digit temperatures are possible in the Twin Cities, the weather service says.

It'll warm up slightly for the weekend, though, with highs in the 20s and 30s.

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