Messy travel for your Wednesday, but conditions will improve

The Northland is wrapping up our wintry weather today. Areas across the Northland are seeing some slick travel with snow and frozen slush covering the roads.

The responsible weather system is very slowly moving east which will keep occasional snow and wintry mix in the Northland through the day. Additional accumulation after 7 a.m. will be near 1" for the Twin Ports. Amounts drop looking west with no accumulation expected along and west of a line from Aitkin to Hibbing.

An additional 1-2" is possible along the North Shore. The chance for around 3" extends from the Bayfield Peninsula across Ashland and Iron Counties into the U.P.

Here are some local snowfall amounts reported to the National Weather Service as of 10 a.m. on Wednesday:

7:00 a.m. – Hovland – 13.5 inches – Cook County
7:00 a.m. – International Falls – 13.1 inches – Koochiching County
8:00 a.m. – Silver Bay – 10.7 inches – Lake County
7:24 a.m. – 3 E Grand Marais – 9.5 inches – Cook County
7:00 a.m. – 3 ENE Outing – 7.5 inches – Cass County
6:00 a.m. – 3 E Orr – 7.2 inches – St. Louis County
7:00 a.m. – 4 ENE Zemple – 6.1 inches – Itasca County
5:00 a.m. – Keewatin – 6.0 inches – Itasca County
7:00 a.m. – 4 WNW Red Cliff – 2.0 inches – Bayfield County
7:00 a.m. – 1 SSE Hawthorne – 1.0 inch – Douglas County
7:00 a.m. – Ashland – 1.0 inch – Ashland County

We dry out tonight and remain quiet Thursday. Another weather system clips across the region on Friday with a chance for wintry mix and snow. Light accumulation is possible. Cool air lingers behind that system for a quiet weekend.

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A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon for Northern St. Louis, Lake, and Cook counties. Wet, heavy snow will lead to slippery road conditions.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m. for Northwestern Wisconsin. Additional snow accumulations are possible with wind gusts as high as 35 mph causing blowing and drifting. The evening commute could be hazardous.