Snow fell across most of the Northland late Sunday and early Monday, leaving more than 3 inches on the ground in most areas and cementing a White Christmas.
The National Weather Service in Duluth reported 3.5 inches of new snow.
The dollop comes ahead of a second storm expected to drop significant snow across the northern fringes of the Northland late Tuesday into Wednesday, although as of Monday morning, the heaviest snow was expected to fall in Canada.
A December-long trend of warmer-than-average temperatures will continue into Wednesday before a subzero cold front moves in on Christmas Eve. Low temperatures are expected to reach well below zero Thursday and Friday morning, with highs Thursday in the single digits.
A return to more normal temperatures, with highs in the teens, is expected by Sunday.
New snowfall totals from across the Northland:
Cotton — 5 inches
Two Harbors - 5 inches
International Falls — 3.7 inches
National Weather Service office, Duluth — 3.5 inches
Silver Bay — 3.5 inches
Hermantown — 3.5 inches
Kenwood — 3.5 inches
Cloquet - 3 inches
South Range — 3 inches
Gile, Wisconsin — 3 inches
Grand Marais — 2.5 inches
Mahtowa — 2.4 inches
Reports as of 4 p.m.