Two rounds of snow are expected over the next few days. The National Weather Service says the first arrives today and will lead to a slow evening commute.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Nicollet and Le Sueur Counties until 9:00 p.m. Forecasters say three to four inches of snow is expected, and they add that the ongoing slippery road conditions are likely to impact the evening commute.

Counties to the southwest of the advisory area — including Blue Earth, Brown, Watonwan, Martin, and Faribault Counties — are expected to see two to four inches, and meteorologists say snow will be actively falling during the drive home.

The second system arrives tomorrow night and lasts through Thursday, likely affecting the Thursday morning and evening commutes.

A widespread 3-6″ of snow is expected and NWS says there is the potential for higher amounts in some locations. Forecasters add that this will cause difficult travel across the area, especially for the Thursday morning commute.

Following the snow, meteorologists say very cold wind chills are expected Thursday night through Friday morning, and in some areas as low as -40 degrees are expected.