Commuters in the Twin Cities metro area are advised to be cautious Monday, as forecasters are expecting precipitation that will cause slippery conditions.

The National Weather Forecast (NWS) expects a wintry mix to hit the metro area around 6 a.m. Monday. The morning freezing drizzle is expected to turn into light snow by 3 p.m., culminating in about an inch of snow.

The majority of snowfall, however, is expected in the western and central area of the state, where forecasters predict up to 4 inches.

Southern Minnesota is expected to have freezing precipitation with a possible light coating of ice, according to the NWS.

Warmer weather is expected later in the week. By Wednesday, the high is expected to be 29. Thursday will be warmer, with a high near 38.

Karen Zamora