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Snow Returns to the Upper Midwest

3 Nov 2017, 8:04 am

A big blast of winter has been rolling through the northwest and high plains the last few days. As it moves east, it’s going to bring a lot more than just mountain snow. The upper Midwest is on track to see up to 4-8″ before the weekend is out. Winter Weather Advisories are in place for Friday afternoon through Saturday.

As a center of low pressure ejects out of the Rocky Mountains, a band of snow will move southwest to northeast across the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The heaviest snowfall will likely happen between 6 pm and Midnight. Heavier accumulations will happen within the advisory during this time.

That band will continue to track east northeast, leaving light rain, snow, and ice in the area into Saturday morning. Conditions will improve, but we’re not entirely done with the snow just yet.

As the center of low pressure drags from the Dakotas through northern Minnesota, heavy snowfall is expected along the Canadian border. From Highway 2 (Grand Forks to Duluth) north, 4-8″ are possible. Watch for advisories and warnings to expand across this region.

This round of snow will end into Sunday morning. Here is a check of snowfall totals through Sunday night:

For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Karissa Klos.

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