MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The first accumulating snow of the season started falling early Tuesday night in southern Minnesota.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday for a number of counties along the Iowa border and the Mississippi River Valley, extending into western Wisconsin.

Cities like Mankato, La Crosse, Wisconsin and many other communities in the advisory area could see as much as 3 inches of accumulation — while places in the southwestern corner of the state like Rochester and Albert Lea may see up to 6 inches by the time the storm systems exits the state Wednesday morning.

Drivers are being warned of of dicey road conditions in much of southern Minnesota, and residents in parts of the southern Twin Cities metro could have a difficult Wednesday morning commute.

The Twin Cities may see just a dusting of snow overnight, with the south metro most likely to be impacted.

Following the snow, temperatures look to remain well below average in Minnesota for the next several days — but there doesn’t appear to be any other snow storms in sight for the rest of the week.