Lest we forget it's still mid-March, the National Weather Service in Duluth says snow, rain and ice are possible across the region in the final hours of astronomical winter.
Freezing drizzle was expected to begin across Northeastern Minnesota on Wednesday night, with snow falling farther north. By Thursday afternoon, all precipitation should turn to light snow, moving east across the region.
Only 1-2 inches of snow is expected in Duluth and areas south, with 3-4 inches closer to the Canadian border and 4-6 inches in Hurley, Wisconsin, and into the Upper Peninsula. There was some uncertainty in totals, with the potential for a narrow band to bring heavier snowfall to areas.
The Weather Service warned that ice accumulation could create slippery surfaces Thursday morning, and the afternoon commute could be impacted by snow.
On the bright side, we'll see the earliest spring in 124 years; the vernal equinox is at 10:49 p.m. Thursday.