UNDATED (WJON News) -- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for much of central Minnesota on Tuesday.

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The warning will be in effect until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday.  A Winter Weather Advisory will then go into effect from 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.

A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect for areas to the north of St. Cloud, while an Ice Storm Warning will be in effect in south-central Minnesota.

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Heavy mixed precipitation is expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze.

Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour will be possible later Tuesday morning into early Tuesday afternoon as a band of heavy snow lifts northward across the area.

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Widespread light snow will continue into Wednesday and possibly early Thursday.

Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

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Travel could be very difficult. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions will impact the Tuesday commutes.

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