Difficult driving conditions persist in the Northland; subzero lows possible in the region tonight
Roads remain ice- and snow-covered across most of the Northland this morning, causing difficult driving conditions in the wake of Friday's winter storm.
The storm dropped as much as two feet of snow in some locations, and a messy mix of snow, sleet and rain in other areas. With temperatures dropping into the teens and 20s across the region, all that snow and slush has frozen on Northland roads and highways.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation continued to report spinouts on Northland highways -- including U.S. Highway 53 and Interstate 35 -- on Saturday morning, after the Minnesota State Patrol reported more than 200 on Friday.
A winter storm warning remains in effect until noon for Lake and Cook counties, for lingering snow showers, and until 3 p.m. for Iron County, where lake-effect snow bands off Lake Superior may drop several more inches of snow. Winter weather advisories remain in effect until noon for Ashland and Bayfield counties. All other advisories and warnings in the Northland have expired.
Expect highs in the 20s under clearing skies in the Northland today. In the Duluth area, lows tonight will drop into the teens near Lake Superior and single digits above zero inland. To the north, overnight lows may dip below zero, the National Weather Service reported.
There will be another chance of snow in the region on Tuesday and Wednesday.