A quick shot of snowfall could impact the evening commute in the Mankato area.

Meteorologist Jim Taggart with the National Weather Service in Chanhassen doesn’t expect the snowfall to be heavy but, “Light to moderate, and then kicking up with the winds. May have some lowered visibilities with it but it’s going to be during the time when everybody’s out leaving from work probably. Between 4:00 and 5:00, and then the bulk of it will be 5:00 and 6:00, and then tapering off by 7:00.”

The good news, Taggart said, is that after short-lived clipper system moves through it will be a bit warmer. “It looks like at least moderating temperatures; not as cold as it has been. We’re probably more likely teens or twenties right now for highs, which is near normal.”

Taggart said they are closely watching another system to the south that could impact the weekend forecast but, “The only thing I can say is this weekend because it’s still in the early stages, based on interaction with another system to the south. The only thing I can say right now is just, ‘Stay tuned.'”

Minor accumulations of around an inch are expected Tuesday afternoon and evening, and somewhat brisk winds could cause lowered visibilities for drivers, as well as slick roadways.