Crow Wing and Cass counties are under a winter weather advisory from Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 29, through Wednesday morning, Dec. 30, with 2-4 inches of snow possible to close out 2020.

The majority of central Minnesota is part of the advisory, according to the National Weather Service in Duluth. Snow is predicted to begin around 2 p.m. in Crow Wing and Cass counties.

The NWS says light to moderate snow will fall, and untreated roads will be snow covered and slippery. Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning commutes may be slow, and people may want to consider changing holiday travel plans, the NWS said. The worst conditions will be late Tuesday afternoon and evening.

The NWS offers the following winter driving safety tips:

  • Clear snow and ice from windows and lights.
  • Brake early. Leave twice the amount of room for stopping.
  • Don't use cruise control in wintry conditions.
  • Don't cut in front of other vehicles.
  • Take it slow. Delay travel if feasible.