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Snow, ice possible as you head back to work. Here’s what it means for your commute.

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When people head back to work this week, their commutes could be affected by snow and ice again, with the worst of it expected to hit the metro-east early Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service is predicting possible snow and sleet accumulations of 1-3 inches between Tuesday and Wednesday in the metro-east.

The agency says there is a chance of rain after 3 p.m. Tuesday that is expected to mix with snow after 5 p.m.

The forecast calls for freezing rain, snow and sleet beginning about 3 a.m. Wednesday.

By the end of the week, though, temperatures are expected to be close to 50 degrees.

Freddie Novosel, known in Southern Illinois as the Snow Man by some, has been building snow sculptures in his yard since the 1980s, he said. After a winter storm hit the area Jan. 11-12, 2019, he and his son, Freddie, created a pink baby shark.

The metro-east is home for investigative reporter Lexi Cortes. She was raised in Granite City, went to school in Edwardsville and now lives in Collinsville. Lexi has worked at the Belleville News-Democrat since 2014, winning multiple state awards for her investigative and community service reporting.

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