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NW Wisconsin in line to see heavy snow Monday

A winter storm remained on track late Saturday to bring heavy snow to parts of Northwestern Wisconsin from Monday into Tuesday. As of Saturday night, the National Weather Service had issued a winter storm watch for Bayfield, Washburn, Ashland, Sa...

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A winter storm remained on track late Saturday to bring heavy snow to parts of Northwestern Wisconsin from Monday into Tuesday.

As of Saturday night, the National Weather Service had issued a winter storm watch for Bayfield, Washburn, Ashland, Sawyer and Iron counties from Monday morning through Tuesday morning, for the potential of 5 to 8 inches of snow with locally higher amounts.

The outlook for the Twin Ports remained uncertain; forecasters were expecting a sharp drop-off in snow totals on the northwest side of the storm, with Duluth and Superior right on that line. A slight change in the track of the storm could mean the difference between a few inches of snow or no accumulation.

Where accumulating snow does occur, the Weather Service said the heaviest snowfall is expected Monday afternoon and evening. There’s a chance for some mixed precipitation at the onset of the storm. Gusty northerly winds will create blowing and drifting snow.

There will be a slight cooldown in the wake of the storm - after highs in the 30s again Sunday, temperatures are forecast to reach only the lower 20s by Tuesday and Wednesday, which is just above normal for this time of year.

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The Weather Service said temperatures may reach the 30s to near 40 in Duluth on Thursday and Friday.

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