MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – As cities on the East Coast are digging out of more than two feet of snow, Minnesotans are looking to see flakes fall Monday both during the morning and evening commutes.

But don’t worry. Totals won’t be anywhere near the 30 inches seen around Washington D.C. and New York City.

WCCO’s Molly Rosenblatt says the snow in Minnesota Monday will come in two rounds.

The first will bring light snow in the morning to a thin swath of the state, stretching from western Minnesota to communities north of the Twin Cities. It will start as many are hitting the roads for the morning commute, so Rosenblatt says you’ll want to give yourself extra time as you head out the door.

The second round will come as a larger storm system moves up from Iowa in the afternoon, bringing with it heavier snow.

That will start before the evening drive home and last throughout most of the night.

Accumulation will be around an inch in most places, although a small part of western Minnesota could see more than three inches.

Looking Ahead

The rest of the week looks to be mild, with temperatures at or above average. By the weekend, highs will be in the 40s.