Freezing rain could make for a slick morning commute

Use caution walking and driving Tuesday morning due to the ice.

Freezing rain and rain will gradually change to mainly rain on Tuesday afternoon as temperatures warm up. Some thunder is also possible.

Be aware that temperatures will be critical and a temperature change of even 1 or 2 degrees could alter precipitation type.

Light snow over west central Minnesota this morning will become more widespread across the entire area throughout the day. A Winter Weather Advisory is now in place in those parts of the state through noon on Tuesday. North wind 10 to 14 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 20 miles per hour.

Tomorrow night: Areas of freezing drizzle/light freezing rain/snow develop. Highs will range from the lower 20s northwest to around 40 southeast with gusty northerly winds under a mostly sunny to partly cloudy sky.

Beginning at 9 PM, Central, southern and northeastern Iowa will be added to the Winter Weather Advisory. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

For Monday night into Tuesday morning, it's looking more likely that we will see some of that rain turn into some freezing rain into as temperatures drop into the low 30s.

Snowfall totals stayed at 13.3 inches in February, 5.9 inches above normal; 27.2 inches in winter, 6.6 inches below normal; and 27.5 inches in the snow season of July to June, 10.4 inches below normal. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

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