Freezing rain, snow on track for today and tonight across Minnesota

Roads could be ice-covered in southeastern Minnesota.
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Freezing rain is causing poor travel conditions across southern and southeastern Minnesota. 

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Sloppy snow and mixed precipitation will fall in the Twin Cities today through Tuesday, with the majority of the metro area ending up with 2-3 inches of snow. 

Just northwest of the immediate metro, places like Elk River, St. Michael and Albertville are forecast to receive 3-4 inches. Northwest from there, on a line from about St. Cloud to Fargo, people can expect 4-6 inches. 

Further to the southeast is where warmer temps will lead the way to freezing rain, with as much as a 1/4 to a 1/3 inch of ice accumulation in Albert Lea, Rochester and far southeastern Minnesota. 

1/10 of an inch of ice could accumulate before the freezing rain changes over to snow in the northwest side of the metro, and up to a 1/4 of an inch in the southeast half of the Twin Cities. 

Freezing rain is already proving to be a problem in parts of Minnesota early Monday morning. 

The National Weather Service-Twin Cities predicts that the first wave of precipitation will occur Monday morning and afternoon and then taper off before a second wave carrying the bulk of the snow for western and central Minnesota arrives overnight Monday into Tuesday. 

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