A spring storm will move into the region over the weekend, bringing snow, heavy rain, strong winds and potential for flooding.
The National Weather Service in Duluth reported that a mix of rain and snow was expected to move into the region late Friday, turning into rain for most of Saturday before switching to snow in the evening and overnight. Sunday morning should see more rain.
Northeast winds will increase Saturday afternoon and remain strong overnight, with waves of 6-10 feet creating lakeshore flooding concerns for Canal Park and other areas near Lake Superior. The heavy rainfall may also lead to basement flooding and standing water around clogged storm drains, the Weather Service reported.
The worst part of the storm, and the heaviest snowfall, is expected to occur Saturday night. Around 2-3 inches of snow is expected for much of the region, including Duluth, with 4-6 inches possible around Silver Bay. Areas to the west and south of the Twin Ports will likely see less snow.
Much of the area is expected to receive around 1 inch of rain, with up to 2 inches in the Ashland area.
The Weather Service noted that there was still uncertainty over the precise timing of the storm and how much precipitation would fall as snow versus rain.