Winter storm warnings, advisories issued for most of the Northland

06 December, 2017, 01:17 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • Winter storm warnings, advisories issued for most of the Northland

Gusty northwest winds that may exceed 40 miles per hour are expected to cause blowing and drifting snow, with near-blizzard conditions possible to the west and north of Duluth.

Rain will turn to snow in the afternoon Monday across parts of northern Minnesota with temperatures falling and winds increasing. Snow accumulation from 2 to 4 inches are expected across western MN and will be accompanied by winds approaching 50 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service says the combination of snow and a strong northwest wind will cause reduced visibility and areas of blowing snow and drifting.

The winter storm watch covers the seven western-most counties in the state, along with three in Watertown-Oswego area.

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The strong winds are forecast to continue into Tuesday, bringing a drop in temperatures into the teens and low 20s for later in the week. If you travel, make sure to let someone know your travel plans and have a charged phone with you.

Snow is expected with slippery road conditions including during the evening commute.

To the southeast, the Twin Ports and Interstate 35 corridor are expected to see 1 to 3 inches of snow.

WHEN.From noon today to midnight CST tonight.

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