Winter storm warnings remain in effect for most of the Northland
Winter storm warnings remain in effect and snow is falling in the Twin Ports as a storm system is forecast to bring heavy snow to much of the region overnight.
The National Weather Service is forecasting a widespread snowfall of 6 to 10 inches, with up to a foot possible along the North Shore where the snowfall may be enhanced by winds of Lake Superior. Snowfall rates may reach 1 to 2 inches per hour overnight.
Lesser snow totals are forecast well to the west of Duluth.
The snow is forecast to continue overnight, with the heavuest snow through the early morning hours Sunday, before winding down by midday Sunday.
As of 6:30 p.m., the Minnesota Department of Transportation reported snow-covered highways across much of the region, including Interstate 35 between Duluth and the Twin Cities.
Here's a rundown of the warnings and advisories in effect:
Duluth, Superior, Cloquet, Bayfield, Ashland, Hurley, Hayward, Hinckley, Aitkin
Winter storm warning in effect until 9 a.m. Sunday. Snowfall of 6 to 10 inches expected.
Grand Rapids, Hibbing, Virginia, Two Harbors, Ely, Grand Marais
Winter storm warning in effect until noon Sunday. Snowfall of 6 to 10 inches expected, with locally higher amounts along the North Shore.
International Falls, Bigfork
Winter weather advisory in effect until noon Sunday. Snowfall of 2 to 5 inches expected.