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Periods of snow into early afternoon; blizzard continues in Duluth

Dry week ahead

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Simulated radar Sunday morning through Sunday evening
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

Heavy snow and fierce winds buffeted Duluth overnight, and those conditions will continue through Sunday morning. Some power outages were reported in the Duluth area. 

The Duluth area has seen some incredible snow totals from this storm:

This was the message Saturday evening:

Elsewhere in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, periods of snow and gusty winds will linger this Sunday morning and into early afternoon, then taper off.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern from Sunday morning through Sunday evening:

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Simulated radar Sunday morning through Sunday evening
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

The snow may be mixed with a bit of drizzle or freezing drizzle at times.

Additional snow amounts this Sunday will be in the 1 to 2 inch range in many spots, with some 3 and 4 inch amounts possible in western Wisconsin:

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Additional snow on Sunday
National Weather Service

Another inch or so of snow is on tap today for the Twin Cities metro area, with a few two-inch amounts possible.

Warnings and advisories

Blizzard warnings continue in Duluth and surrounding areas until noon this Sunday, with winter storm warnings across much of the remainder of northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin:

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Sunday warnings
National Weather Service

The winter storm warning continues until 3 p.m. in the Hayward, Wis. area.

Much of central Minnesota is under a winter storm warning until noon, with a winter weather advisory until noon in the Twin Cities metro area and much of southern Minnesota:

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Sunday warnings and advisories
National Weather Service

The winter weather advisory continues until 6 p.m. Sunday in the Rochester area and far southeastern Minnesota, and until 3 p.m. in the Eau Claire area.

You can hear updated weather information on the MPR network, and you’ll see updated weather info on the MPR News live weather blog.

Updated forecasts are available from the NWS offices in the Twin CitiesDuluthLa Crosse, and Grand Forks.

If you have travel plans this weekend, you can check Minnesota road conditions and Wisconsin road conditions.

Snow totals

The NWS posts new snow reports on a map as they become available. You can hover over any location on the NWS map to see the snow total, plus the location and the time and date of the measurement.

Temperature trends

Temperatures won’t move much today, with highs in the 20s in many areas, and a few lower 30s in the Twin Cities metro area and points to the south and east.

Monday highs will be mainly in the 20s:

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Monday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Tuesday highs return to the lower 30s in the south:

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Tuesday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Twin Cities metro area highs are projected to reach the lower 30s Wednesday and Thursday, followed by mid 20s on Friday.

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:35 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 4:35 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday.