Morning weather update: Winter storm watch remains in effect for NorthlandA winter storm watch remains in effect for most of the Northland from this evening through Friday morning, as an early spring storm brings the chance for several inches of snow.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
A winter storm watch remains in effect for most of the Northland from this evening through Friday morning, as an early spring storm brings the chance for several inches of snow.
The watch covers the Twin Ports, Cloquet, Iron Range, North Shore and Northwestern Wisconsin. An early spring storm is forecast to bring a surge of moisture into the Upper Midwest, resulting in a prolonged period of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow.
There remains some uncertainty in the exact track of the storm, which will have an effect on what kind of precipitation falls, when it falls and how much there is. "Significant snowfall and icing" is possible in the Northland, the National Weather Service in Duluth reported this morning.
Widespread snowfall of 4 inches or more is expected in the watch area, with some areas possibly receiving in excess of a half-foot.
The precipitation is forecast to begin tonight and continue through Friday morning. Precipitation may begin as rain and freezing rain in Northwestern Wisconsin before transitioning to snow on Thursday. Additional lake effect snow is possible on the South Shore on Friday and Friday night.
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