Winter storm warning continues for Duluth, points northUPDATE: A winter storm warning continues for most of the rest of Northeastern Minnesota until 6 a.m. Monday. In the Duluth area, light snow falling today is forecast to increase in intensity this evening.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
A winter storm warning is in effect for Duluth and most of the rest of Northeastern Minnesota until 6 a.m. Monday. Five to 10 inches of snow are possible across the warning area.
Snow has tapered off in the Duluth area for now, but the National Weather Service said it expects the snow to pick up again by the evening.
Meanwhile, a band of steady snow is continuing north of Duluth. A weather spotter northwest of Two Harbors reported 6.3 inches of snow as 11 a.m., with 4 inches reported near Grand Rapids and 3 inches at Alborn this morning.
Travel conditions are forecast to deteriorate throughout the day today as snow falls and as winds gusting up to 25 mph create areas of blowing and drifting snow.
This may be only the prelude to a second, bigger storm forecast to move across the Midwest from Tuesday into Wednesday. More details on that below.
Here's a roundup of the latest winter storm information from the National Weather Service:
There remains some uncertainty about a major winter storm forecast to affect the Midwest from Tuesday into Wednesday, but there is a chance that some parts of Minnesota may see snowfall of 10 inches or greater.
It's too early to say exactly where the heaviest snow will fall, though the area between Duluth and the Twin Cities - for now - appears to be most likely to receive the brunt of the storm. The track and intensity of the heavy snow is subject to change, so keep checking the forecast over the next couple days. We'll have weather updates here at duluthnewstribune.com.