TAPintoTravels - Snow is in the forecast for Monday, and this is no April Fool's Day joke.

A winter weather advisory has been issued from the National Weather Service (NWS) from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 2, with total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches expected.

The snow will be heavy at times with snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour between about 4 AM and 9 AM. The snow is expected to taper off from west to east between 9 AM and 11 AM Monday morning.

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“Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute on Monday," stated the NWS.

The weather service said snow is likely to continue between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m., making for "difficult travel conditions" during the morning commute. "Expect poor visibilities below one-half-mile at times in heavy snow," said the service in a Winter Weather Advisory posted Sunday evening.

The blanket of white from the "quick-hitting snow event" could reach six inches deep in some sections but it will not stick around very long as "high temperatures Monday afternoon in the 40s will lead to rapid melting," said the weather service.

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