Wintry mix expected across Albert Lea area

Published 9:48 am Monday, January 2, 2017

A wintry mix of freezing drizzle and snow is expected today across much of the bottom half of the state and western Wisconsin.

Snow and flurries over central and southern Minnesota are expected to transition to a wintry mix of freezing drizzle and snow, according to the National Weather Service. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches with isolated 5 inch totals are expected north of a line from Madison to St. Cloud and Cambridge. Up to 2 inches can be expected south of that line with light ice accumulations possible.

The ice may result in difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute. People are advised to be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities.

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The winter precipitation comes as cold wind chill readings are expected to dip to 20 and 30 degrees below zero from late Tuesday through Friday.

The area remains under a winter weather advisory through midnight.