Freezing drizzle expected to make way for two separate snowfalls

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Icy roads to start out Monday is just the beginning for much of Minnesota, which is in the crosshairs of a pair of snowstorms that could dump nearly a foot of snow in some areas by the end of the week.

WCCO's Mike Lynch is back from vacation to tell us what's coming up.

The National Weather Service in Chanhassen issued a special weather statement calling for multiple chances for accumulating snow starting Tuesday.

Up to four inches of snow is predicted for Tuesday, with up to six more inches of snow possibly falling late Wednesday into Thursday. 

There will be two rounds of snow this week. Snow will develop Tuesday across southern MN and western WI with a few inches expected. Another round will push through Wednesday night and Thursday with another several inches possible. #mnwx #wiwx

— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) February 4, 2019

There is a winter weather advisory already out Monday for much of southern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities metro.

Freezing drizzle made morning travel difficult on roadways in the affected area, which stretches from Redwood Falls east to western Wisconsin.

The freezing precipitation is expected to taper off before the afternoon, with little additional icing expected.

There's also a wind chill advisory in western Minnesota until Tuesday morning, where the high winds are predicted to make it feel like up to thirty below zero.