Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The latest forecasting models predict the Rochester area and southeastern Minnesota will see a messy mix of precipitation through Tuesday afternoon.

The winter weather advisory for the region is set to expire at 10 PM Sunday as the heavy snow that began to fall in the Rochester area late Sunday afternoon transitions to rain. The National Weather Service says another inch or two of snow accumulation is possible this evening before the precipitation shifts to all rain late tonight.

road conditions (7PM 3-24-24) Minnesota Department of Transportation
road conditions (7PM 3-24-24) Minnesota Department of Transportation

On Monday, forecasters are predicting up to an inch of rain with the possibility of thunderstorms in southeastern Minnesota. The rain is expected to continue tomorrow night and then transition back to snow late Tuesday morning with minor accumulations predicted. On the high end, the rainfall total could be in excess of 2 inches by noon on Tuesday.

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As of early Sunday evening, the latest reports indicate the Rochester area has seen 3-4 inches of accumulation. Areas of the Twin Cities were reporting similar amounts of snow, but the National Weather Service is predicting that area could see an additional 3-7 inches of accumulation overnight.

Further north, with snowfall totals reported late Sunday afternoon were also in the 3-4 inch range. The National Weather Service is still predicting up to an additional foot of snow for portions of northern Minnesota through tomorrow afternoon.

A winter storm warning remains in effect for nearly the entire state of Minnesota. In the Twin Cities area, the warning is currently set to expire at 4 AM Monday, but in northern Minnesota the warning will remain in effect until Tuesday morning.

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