Commute Alert: Snow, Ice Could Could Make for Slick Roadways

January 10, 2018 10:38 PM

Cold weather and a couple inches of snow could make for the slowest morning commute of the season yet, according to KSTP Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl.

Dahl said snow and sleet is expected to fall in the Twin Cities starting around 2 or 3 a.m. Thursday. Temperatures are also expected to drop, reaching a high of 14 degrees and a low of -6.

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Dahl said he expects a healthy layer of ice to be on the roads because of the colder temperatures.

The Twin Cities are expected to receive 1 to 3 inches of snow. Southeastern Minnesota could see between 2 to 4 inches.

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The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for a good portion of the state. A number of counties in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin were placed under a winter storm warning. Those counties include Goodhue, Steele, Freeborn, Barron, Rusk, Pierce, Dunn, Pepin, Chippewa and Eau Claire.

Cold weather is expected to remain in the area after Thursday. Temperatures on Friday are expected to reach a high of only 8 degrees. Single digit highs are expected to continue through Tuesday.

Stay updated on weather and road conditions with KSTP Meteorologist Ken Barlow and Traffic Reporter Josie Smith by watching 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS.

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