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Winter storm expected to begin Sunday in Northland

The National Weather Service in Duluth issued a blizzard warning on the North Shore in Cook County.

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The National Weather Service office in Duluth is forecasting several inches of snow for much of the Northland over the weekend starting Sunday, Dec. 5. (NWS Duluth)

The first winter snow storm of the season is expected this weekend in the Northland.

The National Weather Service in Duluth reported Saturday evening that widespread snowfall is forecast to begin Sunday morning, continuing throughout the day. The heaviest snowfall is expected along the North Shore, where over a foot of snow is possible.

The weather service upgraded its winter storm watch to a winter storm warning in the Northland and issued a blizzard warning on the North Shore in Cook County.

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The National Weather Service office in Duluth is forecasting several inches of snow for much of the Northland over the weekend starting Sunday morning, Dec. 5. (NWS Duluth)


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Between six and eight inches of snow are predicted to fall in Duluth.

Lake effect snow will continue Monday along the South Shore of Lake Superior, according to the weather service. Conditions should improve by Monday morning in Northeastern Minnesota. Blowing snow is possible late Sunday and into Monday with strong winds and arctic air expected to move into the area.

Travel conditions will be difficult all day Sunday.

This story was last updated at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 4 with an updated forecast from the National Weather Service in Duluth. It was originally posted at 9:37 a.m. Dec. 3.

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