Snow north, slush south, cold coming
A storm system that dumped nearly a foot of snow in the Arrowhead on Sunday night into Monday morning left the Twin Ports mostly with freezing drizzle and slush.
The mess is expected to be followed by another brief cold snap.
The National Weather Service in Duluth reported two-tenths of an inch of freezing rain at its airport location, with the same amounts reported near Holyoke, near Pine River and in Brule. Other locations had lesser amounts.
More than 11 inches of snow was recorded near Hovland and near Grand Marais, with 10 inches in Lutsen and 9.2 inches near Silver Bay.
Weather service meteorologist Bryan Howell said less snow than had been expected fell in the Duluth area because warmer air reached farther north than had been predicted.
Much colder conditions are expected to develop on Tuesday, with wind gusts as high as 35 mph, according to the weather service. Gusty winds are expected to continue overnight, with lows in the single digits below zero and wind chills beyond 20 below zero.
The colder air could be accompanied by light snow Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, Howell said.