Up to half-inch of ice expected in parts of Northland Saturday
The ice will be followed by several inches of snow through Sunday morning.
DULUTH — Up to a half-inch of ice could accumulate in parts of the Northland, only to be followed by up to six inches of snow thanks to a storm expected Saturday and Sunday.
The National Weather Service in Duluth said the wintry mix will begin overnight with freezing rain expected early Saturday morning. By Saturday afternoon, it will be rain, storms, freezing rain, sleet and snow.
"The first wave will move through tonight into tomorrow morning with a lull around midday Saturday before the second wave moves in," the Weather Service said. "The wintry mix will then continue into Saturday evening before changing to all snow Saturday night."
The heaviest ice accumulation is expected to stretch along Interstate 35 and then into Northwest Wisconsin from with a quarter- to a half-inch of ice possible.
Then, the heaviest snowfall totals of four to six inches are expected along the South Shore and North Shore, including Duluth and extending as far south as Moose Lake. Very little snow is expected northeast of the Iron Range.
"Travel will be treacherous due to the freezing rain and snow tonight into Sunday morning," the Weather Service said. "Downed trees and power lines will also be possible."