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Overnight snow making roads slick; wintry weather possible later today

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Enough snow fell overnight to make roads slippery for the morning commute for the first day of winter.

The National Weather Service is warning those traveling in much of central and southern Minnesota, as well as the Duluth area, to use caution because scattered flurries and freezing fog may create icy road surfaces for the morning rush.

As of 7 a.m. Tuesday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation's website listed roads in southern Minnesota and up north near Duluth as partially covered with a mix of snow, ice or slush. Some roads, especially around Albert Lea, were listed as completely covered in ice. A few traffic incidents, including spinouts and crashes, have been reported.

The little snow that did fall in the Twin Cities won't be here for long. Temperatures are expected to climb into the high 30s Tuesday, KSTP says.

Another storm system will move into the region Tuesday night through Wednesday. It's expected to bring mostly rain to southern Minnesota, but could mix with snow or sleet at times, the weather service says. Any snow accumulations in the southern portion of the state are expected to be minor.

That's not the case for northern Minnesota. A winter storm warning is in effect along the Minnesota-Canadian border Tuesday afternoon into the night, where 4-7 inches of snow is possible, the weather service notes. Wind gusts, which could reach 25-35 mph, and blowing snow is also expected.

There are a few other chances for rain and snow through the end of the week, but temperatures will be mild – in the 20s and 30s – so little accumulation in the Twin Cities is expected.

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