- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The National Weather Service says the Twin Cities could see their first measurable snow of the season Thursday.

About 1 to 3 inches of snow are expected Thursday, with temperatures expected to fall into the low 30s in the southern and east parts of the metro area. It would be the Twin Cities’ seventh-latest snowfall on record, according to the National Weather Service.

As much as 5 to 6 inches of snow could fall in the Albert Lea and Rochester areas, the Star Tribune (https://strib.mn/1licaTt ) reports.

National Weather Service meteorologist Michelle Margraf said travelers heading out of southeast Minnesota Thursday should be wary of slippery conditions caused by freezing rain.

About 42 million Americans are expected to make a road trip this Thanksgiving, according to AAA. Gas prices have been under $2 a gallon at many Twin Cities-area gas stations in the last week.

The wintry weather is expected to peak in Minnesota around noon Thursday and about 6 p.m. in Wisconsin. Snowfall is forecast to taper off early Friday morning.

Conditions could lead to minor delays Thursday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, with ice the biggest concern, said airport director of public affairs and marketing Patrick Hogan.

No cancellations are expected at the airport Wednesday with only a couple delays, Hogan said.

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Information from: Star Tribune, https://www.startribune.com

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