MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Light snow is expected to fall Monday on much of central Minnesota – and just in time for the evening commute.

WCCO meteorologist Matt Brickman said the snow is moving in from the northwest and will swing down over much of north-central and central Minnesota.

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Flakes could start falling in the Twin Cities metro around 4 p.m., and they could continue falling until 7 p.m.

As for totals, don’t expect much.

“We’re looking at a half-inch here in the Twin Cities,” Brickman said.

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Still, transportation officials are advising drivers to take it easy.

They warn that salt doesn’t work as well in single-digit temperatures and that the threat of black ice is most common at night.

MnDOT says crews pretreated metro bridges, ramps, tunnels and other areas where black ice typically forms.

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In greater Minnesota, crews will treat roads as necessary.