Snow predicted to fall overnight into Sunday, Dec. 5, in Brainerd lakes area cities
8-12 inches of snow possible in northern Cass County; 4-6 inches forecast for southern Cass County and Crow Wing County
Northern Cass County is under a winter storm warning with 8-12 inches of snow possible late Saturday night, Dec. 4, through early Sunday evening, Dec. 5, according to the National Weather Service in Duluth.
Crow Wing County and southern Cass County are under a winter weather advisory with 4-6 inches of snow possible. The very northern part of Crow Wing County could see 6-8 inches, the National Weather Service map shows.
The weather service calls this the first significant snowstorm of the season with moderate to locally heavy snow moving in after midnight and continuing through the day Sunday. Travel conditions will be difficult all day Sunday with snow-covered roads.
Winter driving tips
- Get the weather forecast: Change your travel plans if hazardous weather is expected.
- Check road conditions: Call 511 or visit the Minnesota Department of Transportation's webpage to check road conditions. Choose a different route or adjust travel plans if road conditions are poor.
- Pack an emergency supply kit: Stock your vehicle with a mobile phone, charger, batteries, blankets, flashlight, first aid kit, high-calorie and nonperishable food, candle to melt snow for drinking water, sack of sand or cat litter for traction, shovel, scraper and battery booster cables.
- Ready your vehicle: Check your battery, wipers, coolant and other systems affected by cold temperature. Make sure your tires have good tread. Clear snow, ice or dirt from your windows, lights and camera.
Source: National Weather Service in Duluth.