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South Shore digs out; 2 feet of snow falls near Michigan-Wisconsin border

Reports along the South Shore indicate areas of Iron County received the most snowfall Friday, with another possible 6-8 inches by Saturday evening.

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The National Weather Service Duluth forecasts snow chances for the weekend.
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The Lake Superior snow machine turned its sights on northern Wisconsin this week, delivering a November dump to South Shore snow belts over the last 24 hours.

Areas experiencing the most snowfall along the South Shore Friday were located in Iron County, Wisconsin. Hurley recorded 19 inches of snow, and 24.5 inches was reported in Gile, three miles to the southwest, according to the National Weather Service Duluth office. Another 6-8 inches is possible in the Hurley and Gile areas through the weekend.

Lake effect snow bands extended into the Bayfield Peninsula with reports of 4-7 inches of snow there as of Friday evening. There were also 5-8 inches of snow reported in northern Douglas County over Thursday and Friday.

There are chances of light snow Friday night and Saturday morning, with lake effect snow lingering along the South Shore through Saturday night, according to the NWS. A winter weather advisory has been issued for Iron County and western parts of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for midnight Saturday through midnight Sunday.

Cold temperatures and low wind chills are also expected this weekend. The coldest evening will be Saturday, with overnight lows around zero, and wind chill values of minus-10 to 15 into Sunday morning. Daytime highs on Saturday will range from 10 to 20 degrees. Temperatures are expected to warm Sunday, with highs in the 20s.

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