Expected snowfall from the storm sweeping across Minnesota won't be as high as first expected in Cass and Crow Wing counties, according to the National Weather Service in Duluth, and snow should end by midday Friday, Jan. 15.

The system went farther south so most of Crow Wing County is expected to receive 2-3 inches of snow, and most of upper Cass County may get 1-2 inches, the weather service said.

The area is still under a winter weather advisory with a second wave of mixed precipitation possible Thursday night into Friday morning, including a brief period of freezing rain, mainly as snowfall ends, that may lead to minor icing in spots.

The worst conditions were expected Thursday night, with snow ending across Minnesota mainly by midday Friday. Friday's commute will be affected. Impacts from the second wave of mixed precipitation were expected to be minimal, the weather service said.

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