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Northland to get more snow through the afternoon

The National Weather Service says an additional 2-5 inches of snow are forecast for the Northland and issued a winter weather advisory until 3 p.m. today.

The National Weather Service says an additional 2-5 inches of snow are forecast for the Northland and issued a winter weather advisory until 3 p.m. today.

The snow probably will be heaviest from 9 a.m. to early afternoon, said Dan Miller in the weather service's Duluth office. Anyone with travel plans today should allow extra time, he said.

The new snow will fall on top of an unusually deep December snowpack already in place. Duluth had recorded 33.1 inches of snow in December as of Sunday and 36.5 inches for the season, 10 inches above normal; 14.7 inches fell this weekend alone.

Today's advisory is in effect for areas along and south of U.S. Highway 2.

The forecast calls for

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2-4 inches from the Twin Ports north and 3-5 inches south of the Twin Ports.

Christmas Day is expected to be sunny with a high in the mid-teens.

More snow could be on the way for the weekend. Freezing rain and snow Friday and Saturday could hamper holiday travel.

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