Winter storm watch issued for the Northland this weekendThe National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the Northland this weekend, for the possibility of six or more inches of snow by Monday.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the Northland this weekend, for the possibility of six or more inches of snow by Monday.
For western parts of the Northland, including Grand Rapids, International Falls and Aitkin, the watch runs from late Saturday night through Monday afternoon.
For the rest of the region, including the Twin Ports, Iron Range, North Shore and Northwestern Wisconsin, the watch runs from Sunday afternoon through late Monday night.
Snowfall of a half-foot or more is possible in the watch area, the National Weather Service reported, with significantly higher totals near Lake Superior. Gusty northeast winds may create areas of blowing and drifting snow.
A winter storm watch also is in effect for the Twin Cities, from Sunday morning through Monday afternoon, for the possibility of 6 to 10 inches of snow.
There remains some uncertainty in just where the heaviest snow will fall; check back to duluthnewstribune.com today and through the weekend for forecast updates.