National Weather Service Meteorologist Alexandra Keclik said the freezing rain could continue to be a factor in the Mankato area throughout the morning hours and through the midday on Monday.

“Freezing rain should transition more so to snow during the early afternoon,” she said, “And then some light snow through the evening.”

That snowfall is expected continue overnight, “With two to three inches of accumulation in the Mankato area,” Keclik explained.

Keclik said Tuesday could be a case of same story, different day and, “It’s a tricky precipitation type situation. Tomorrow morning we do see some warmer air in the atmosphere; the surface will still be below freezing but we are seeing some warmer air aloft so there’s a possibility for a wintery mix – primarily early Tuesday morning.”

The area is under a winter weather advisory through 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday.