More snow for the drive this morning ... yay

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Today might be a repeat of yesterday if you have to drive anywhere this morning in the Twin Cities.

Anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected to come down during the commute, the National Weather Service says. The Twin Cities and eastern suburbs will likely get the highest amounts – straight west of the metro area, out toward Willmar and the Dakota border, the snowfall totals will be 1-2 inches.

The heaviest snowfall rates will be from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., a winter weather advisory says.

And there's already snow on the ground in plenty of places. The first band came through before 2 a.m., dropping snow on the Twin Cities and much of southeast Minnesota.

Northeastern Minnesota will see some snow today, but probably less than an inch. Northwest Minnesota is dealing more with dangerous wind chills Wednesday morning than snow. West-central and southwestern areas of the state could see about an inch as well.

Driving conditions

The state's 511 road conditions map shows partially covered roads throughout the Twin Cities and most of the Northland, while western and west-central Minnesotans get to deal with fully covered roads.

So plan ahead if you're driving into work or somewhere else, the State Patrol says.

On Tuesday, from 5 a.m. through 8:30 p.m., the agency recorded 376 crashes statewide. Three people were killed in wrecks, including a 16-year-old who lost control of her vehicle on an Iron Range highway and collided head-on with a squad car. Another 435 vehicles spun out or went off the road.

Officials frequently remind people that you can avoid crashes by driving in a safe manner. What that means is slow down (seriously, slow down even more than you think you have to), clean off your car, keep lots of space between you and other vehicles, and have an emergency kit.

When will it end? I just want it to end

Snow is expected to taper off by noon for the Twin Cities.

Then it'll just be really freaking cold.

For a forecast specific to your home, go to Weather.gov and punch your city into the search bar.

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