A round of snow is expected Tuesday, Oct. 20, into Tuesday night, with most areas expecting snowfall between 1 and 4 inches with a chance for slightly higher amounts, including in Crow Wing and Cass counties, according to the National Weather Service in Duluth.

Snow is expected to begin by 6 a.m. in most of Crow Wing and Cass counties, and between 6-9 a.m. in the northern parts of the counties.

Surface temperatures will play a critical role in how much accumulates. Roads may become slick, especially late Tuesday afternoon into the evening as temperatures fall to or below freezing, the weather service said. Some uncertainty exists on amounts of snow, but confidence is high that most of the region will receive at least 1 inch with the potential for 3-5 inches in spots.

Timing/location details:

  • Start: From southwest to northeast after 8 a.m. Tuesday into the afternoon.
  • Worst conditions: late-morning into the evening hours.
  • End: Tuesday night southwest to northeast.
  • Confidence: High confidence in at least 1 to 3 inches for much of the region with a bit more along the North Shore.

There may be short periods of heavy snowfall rates causing lower visibility and accumulating snow on some roads. Some roads will become snow-covered and slippery. Snow will be wet and heavy, which could make shoveling more difficult where higher accumulations fall.

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For more information, visit https://www.weather.gov/duluth.