A winter storm watch remained in effect from the Brainerd Lakes area north to International Falls, and northeast toward Ely and inland Lake and Cook counties, the National Weather Service said. That includes Grand Rapids and the Iron Range.
Precipitation is forecast to start as rain and then change to snow from west to east on Monday, with gusty northwest winds. The heaviest snow is expected Monday afternoon and evening.
Strong northwest winds were expected to accompany the system, which could lead to hazardous conditions – with blowing and drifting snow.
Light snow was expected to linger through the day Tuesday , coming to an end Tuesday night.
Lesser snow totals of perhaps 1 to 3 inches are forecast for the Twin Ports, North Shore, Interstate 35 corridor and Northwestern Wisconsin. The exact snow totals will depend on the track of the storm – and there will be some uncertainty Sunday.
The strong winds may cause blizzard conditions in some areas, and they are forecast to continue into Tuesday, bringing a drop in temperatures into the teens and low 20s for later in the week.
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