Tuesday afternoon's accumulating snow will continue into the night, according to an update from the National Weather Service in Duluth. The heavy snowfall rates were expected to affect commutes.
Conditions will vary depending on the temperature and time of day. As the temperatures drop below freezing, expect slick roads.
The weather service still has high confidence in at least 2-4 inches of accumulation throughout the Northland.
Because the snow arrived later than anticipated, the snowfall is likely to end between midnight and 2 a.m. across the southern end of the Northland; 2-4 a.m. in Duluth and Northwestern Wisconsin; and 4-6 a.m. on the Iron Range. It could continue as late as 6-8 a.m. at the tip of the Arrowhead and up near International Falls. The ending times are approximate and could be followed by flurries and light snow continuing.
Another round of snow is expected to start early Thursday morning and to last until early Friday morning. The most snow should stay concentrated in northern Minnesota.
A band of 6 inches of snow or more is possible in parts of northern Minnesota. Wisconsin is expected to get mostly rain due to warmer temperatures, but mixed precipitation is possible. The weather event is also predicted to include freezing rain and minor ice accumulations through the Brainerd Lakes region to the Twin Ports.