The Northland saw its first snow of the season Thursday morning with 1.6 inches in Orr as well as traces around Ely and at the end of the Gunflint Trail in Cook County.
Most of the snowfall accumulated throughout the night with a little lingering into the morning and turning to rain.
The snow stuck mainly to grass and trees, as roads are still to warm for accumulation, National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Leatham said. Snow won't stick around as temperatures in northern St. Louis County rise into the 40s.
Interior areas along the North Shore could see frost Thursday night.
"If the clouds clear some more, there would be more widespread frost, so if folks still have their plants out, they will want to take proper precautions," Leatham said.
The average first snowfall for Duluth is Oct. 24, and the earliest snowfall Duluth saw was Sept. 18 in 1981 with 2.4 inches of snow.