Impacts linger as strong weather system exits the Northland
A number of weather headlines remain in effect through Thursday as a potent low pressure system begins to exit the Northland. Road conditions will continue to be impacted by dropping temperatures turning wet roads icy. The rain has turned to snow, and driving, intense winds continue to cause reduced visibility at times.
Winds peaked around 8 am with the High Wind Warning and Wind Advisory expiring at 9 am., however strong winds will continue. The gusty conditions will be slow to improve today with a sustained wind mostly 20-30 mph and gusts near 50 mph.
Moments of heavy snowfall rates in conjunction with the winds will bring periods of very poor visibility. Snow exits to the northeast through the morning and afternoon. The Winter Storm Warning for Cass, Itasca, Koochiching County, and North St. Louis County is in effect until noon is where additional accumulation after 7 am of up to 3" is possible.
The Winter Weather Advisory for northeast Minnesota expired at noon, but a Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. for Bayfield County. Additional snowfall of up to an inch is possible with winds gusting as high as 45 m.p.h. The main areas of concern are along and north of Highway 2, where the highest snowfall is expected. If traveling in this area, watch for slippery road conditions and reduced visibility.
Temperatures continue to gradually drop through the day so that early morning temps in 30s and 40s will be replaced by single digits and teens in the evening.