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Winter mixer: Dash of snow between cold snaps

A winter weather advisory is posted for much of the Northland through noon on Tuesday for as much as 8 inches of snow in parts of the region.

Commuters should be prepared for slick road conditions on their Tuesday morning drive to work, according to the National Weather Service.

The highest amounts of snow, 6 to 8 inches, were expected in Itasca, northern St. Louis, Lake and Cook counties, with 4 to 6 inches predicted in southern St. Louis County, the Twin Ports and the Wisconsin South Shore, according to the forecast.

The heaviest snow was expected between midnight and 6 a.m., with snow lingering in some areas into the afternoon and evening.

After a relatively uneventful Wednesday, the weather service is forecasting another cold snap by the weekend, with wind chills in the Duluth area as low as -44 on Thursday night, air temperatures in the 20s below zero Thursday and Friday nights, and wind chills still in the 30s below zero on Saturday and Sunday nights.

The Monday night snow follows a day of moderating temperatures after the past week’s cold spell. Low temperatures in Duluth reached -15 and -20 on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, and low temperatures in Hibbing reached -31 and -35 those two nights, according to the weather service. The normal low temperature for Duluth at this time of year is 1 above zero.  

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