A system passing through the Northland is expected to bring 2-4 inches of snow to most of the Northland beginning Tuesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service in Duluth issued a winter weather advisory for much of the region, including the southern two-thirds of St. Louis County, the North Shore as well as Carlton, Itasca counties and the counties along the southern shore of Lake Superior.

Up to 6 inches of snow is possible along the North Shore and higher elevations in Wisconsin, the weather service reported. Areas north of the Iron Range will likely only see 1-3 inches of snow.

The system will move northwest and snowfall accumulation is expected to begin around 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Twin Ports as well as Carlton and Itasca counties, while most areas to the northwest will start receiving snow around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The snowfall event is forecast to take place through Wednesday morning.