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Storm forecast to bring wintry mix to Northland starting late tonight

A winter storm is forecast to affect the Northland starting late Wednesday and extending into Thursday, bringing a chance for a messy mix of precipitation  and some accumulating snow across the region.

The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a winter weather advisory for most of the Northland, including the Twin Ports, Iron Range and North and South shores - from 7 p.m. today to 10 p.m. Thursday. Precipitation is forecast to start to the north this evening and spread south overnight. Forecasters reported this morning that the best chance for accumulating snow will be along the North and South shores of Lake Superior, where snowfall may reach 3 to 7 inches by the time the storm moves out late Thursday. 

In Duluth and Superior, a mixture of rain, snow and sleet is expected. That may change over to light freezing rain on Thursday morning, with light ice accumulation that could make driving hazardous. After a changeover to all snow later Thursday, there may be a few inches of accumulation. 

A warm-up is in the forecast in the wake of the storm, with high temperatures in the 40s forecast for Sunday.

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