Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- The first accumulating snowfall of the season is possible in Rochester this week. 

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The National Weather Service-La Crosse predicts light snowfall will occur on-and-off Monday through Thursday. Forecasters say Rochester has a 97% chance of seeing at least two inches of snow this week. 

Heavier snow totals are possible to the south and west of Rochester Monday. Parts of Steele, Waseca and Mower Counties have at least a 70% chance to see upwards of four inches of snow Monday. Higher accumulations are expected on cold, grassy surfaces. 

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Forecasters anticipate the flakes will reduce visibilities and create slippery travel conditions, especially on roads that are able to retain the snowfall. This week's expected snowfall is expected to be followed by high temperatures in the teens and single-digit low temperatures. 

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