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More snow expected Tuesday in 2nd winter storm

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for much of the eastern half of the state, including the north-central region, from noon through midnight Tuesday.

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Predicted snowfall totals across the Northland on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, range from 2 to 3 inches up to 8 inches along the North Shore. Contributed / National Weather Service

A second winter storm is forecast to cross Minnesota Tuesday, Dec. 28, adding as much as another 5 inches of snow on top of the thick blanket dropped Sunday into Monday.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for much of the eastern half of the state, including the north-central region, from noon through midnight Tuesday. The storm is expected to fire up late morning before picking up steam in the afternoon and evening.

The weather service in Duluth reported high confidence in light to moderate snowfall for most of the Northland and heavier snowfall along the North Shore. The advisory covers the counties of Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Morrison and Todd eastward.

The Brainerd area is expected to see 3 to 4 inches of snow with totals approaching 6 inches in portions of Itasca, Koochiching and St. Louis counties. Lake effect snow totals along the North Shore could reach 8 inches.

The weather service warned drivers to plan on slippery road conditions, noting the evening commute could be particularly hazardous with the timing of the storm.

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Bitter cold temperatures will likely accompany a clearing of the skies Tuesday night, with a low of 9 below zero in the forecast for Brainerd rebounding only slightly headed into Wednesday, with a high near 4 degrees. Temperatures are expected to remain in the single digits for the remainder of 2021, topping out at 1 below zero on New Year’s Day. The weather service stated wind chill advisories would likely be necessary this weekend.

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