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Storm forecast to bring light freezing rain, several inches of snow to Northland

By News Tribune

Rain is forecast to change over to sleet and then snow across the Northland on Monday, and several inches of snow may fall before the storm system moves out early Tuesday. Some light freezing rain also is possible in Northeastern Minnesota.

The National Weather Service on Sunday issued winter weather advisories for all of Northeastern Minnesota, as well as Douglas and Burnett counties in Northwestern Wisconsin, from Monday morning through Tuesday morning.

The wintry mix of precipitation is forecast to begin in north-central Minnesota during the late morning hours on Monday, and then spread eastward. It’s forecast to reach the Twin Ports late in the afternoon.

After a possible light coating of ice, the precipitation is forecast to change over to snow. Snowfall by Tuesday morning may reach 2 to 4 inches in Duluth and Superior, on the Iron Range and along the North Shore. Lesser amounts are forecast to the west. Gusty northerly winds also are forecast to develop. Check www.superiortelegram.com for forecast updates.

Expect a cooldown after the storm departs, with highs on Tuesday forecast to reach only the teens to low 20s. That’s about normal for this time of year in Duluth, but it’ll be about 20 degrees lower than Sunday’s high in the city. The Duluth airport reached 41 degrees on Sunday; the record high for the date remains 52 degrees, set in 1894.

A dense fog advisory remains in effect for the Northland through noon Monday. Visibilities may drop to a quarter-mile or less. 

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