Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Rochester area is included in a winter weather advisory through 7 a.m. Monday, but heaviest snow is forecast to fall in the southwest corner of Minnesota.

The snow began to fall in Rochester around 3 p.m. and will continue spreading to the east this evening. At this point, forecasters are predicting the accumulation totals will be in the 1 to 3-inch range by Monday morning and could result in slick driving conditions in some areas.

The most recent forecasts from the National Weather Service say up 4 inches of snow is possible near Austin and Owatonna, while 5 inches is predicted west of a Fairmont to Redwood Falls. Some areas in the far southwest corner of the state could end up with a half a foot by early tomorrow.

Motorists are cautioned to be ready to encounter slick conditions on roadways throughout southern Minnesota, particularly tonight.

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