MARSHALL, Minn. (WCCO/AP) — Just when it seems the snow has gone for good and we can walk outside without jackets, a blast of wet snow snaps us into reality.

In the metro, a mix of heavy rain and ice pellets earlier Tuesday had people scrambling for umbrellas and hauling out winter coats again.

Six months of winter is all any person can take, but now, more is on the way.

The National Weather Service has issued a storm warning for southwestern Minnesota through Thursday.

Freezing rain is expected to change to sleet later Tuesday and then snow. Forecasters say most of the precipitation will fall as snow across western Minnesota, with a mixture of rain, sleet and snow across central and eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The highest snowfall amounts will be across the west where over 12 inches are possible, with 6 to 10 inches in east central Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says roads in much of southwestern Minnesota are in difficult driving condition.

6 P.M. Weather Report

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