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Rain, Snow Mix Could Make For Messy Tuesday Commute

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A batch of wintry weather is in line to hit Minnesota in the days leading up to Halloween, and it could make your commute messy by as early as Tuesday morning.

WCCO-TV Meteorologist Matt Brickman said after midnight tonight, wet snow will begin to move in to southwestern Minnesota. Temperatures will be hovering around the freezing line, so this could be a rain/snow mix.

The wintry precipitation should move into the Twin Cities metro in time for the morning commute, making for difficult driving conditions during rush hour. Towns in southern Minnesota could see around an inch of snow pile up on grassy areas, but by late morning, temperatures should have warmed enough to turn the precipitation all to rain, washing away any modest accumulations that will occur. You’ll definitely want to plan ahead Tuesday morning and give yourself time in the event of slick road conditions.

We’ll then have to deal with soggy weather for the next 48 hours, with showers on & off into mid-day Thursday. But, we should be drying out just in time for trick-or-treating.

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