A storm system moving Tuesday, Feb. 23, across northern Minnesota could bring as much as 5 inches of snow to the Brainerd lakes area, the National Weather Service in Duluth reported.
A winter weather advisory is in effect noon Tuesday through 3 a.m. Wednesday, with 3-5 inches of snow possible, though 1-3 inches is most likely for the Brainerd area, the weather service reported. The advisory covers Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing and Todd counties.
No advisories were issued for Mille Lacs, Morrison and Todd counties, though a mix of snow and rain is expected in those counties Tuesday afternoon.
“The hazardous conditions could impact the Tuesday evening commute,” the weather service reported in its advisory. “Slow down and use caution while traveling.”
Temperatures are expected to remain moderate throughout the week, with expected highs of 35 degrees Tuesday, 33 degrees Wednesday, 32 degrees Thursday and 37 degrees Friday. Low temperatures are expected to be between 15-20 degrees.