The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for portions of Central Minnesota in effect through Midnight tonight, including Benton, Mille Lacs, Sherburne, and Wright Counties.

Four to seven inches of snow are expected in the Winter Storm Warning area from this afternoon into tonight -- and includes the Twin Cities metro.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for counties farther to the north and west including Morrison and Sherburne Counties -- where three to five inches of snow are expected.

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This evening's commute will likely be a mess. Wednesday morning's drive could be sketchy as well. Plan on slippery roads today, and allow extra time for any travel.

Snow will end overnight, with sunny and dry conditions expected Wednesday as the system departs the area

From the National Weather Service this afternoon: Heavier precipitation will spread north from southwest Minnesota across east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin later this afternoon. Snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches appear likely for portions of south Central Minnesota, Twin Cities metro, and northwest Wisconsin. Expected amounts have decreased slightly to account for a longer period of freezing rain across the southeastern Twin Cities metro. Stay tuned for forecast updates.

Pete Hanson is on 98.1 Minnesota's New Country weekday mornings from 5:30 to 10:00.

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