'Tis what season? Another April winter storm warning for Minnesota


Old Man Winter, once tolerable, is now that annoying guest who won't leave your party.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning that will blanket most of northern Minnesota for the next two days, beginning Saturday night.

MPR is reporting the first wave will hit northwestern Minnesota beginning late Saturday and extend eastward throughout Sunday.

"While amounts of wet snow are notoriously difficult to forecast, it looks likely that 5 to 8 inches are on the way for much of northern Minnesota from Detroit Lakes and Bemidji east to the Iron Range and Ely," according to MPR. "Some local amounts around 9 or 10 inches are possible mainly in the northwest corner."

The Duluth News Tribune reports much of the north land, including Duluth and the Iron Range, could be affected by another of another round of heavy snow from Sunday morning through Monday.

"Snowfall of 4 to 8 inches is predicted for most of Northeastern Minnesota, including Duluth, the North Shore and the Iron Range," according to the Tribune.

Of course, it's not all just about snow.

"A mixture of rain, freezing rain, sleet (ice pellets) and snow will edge into western Minnesota tonight," reports MPR. "By morning, as daytime temperatures begin to rise, the precipitation should resolve into all rain across most of the south while snow increases in the north."

The central stretch of the state will get freezing rain for most of Sunday, and an ice storm warning has been posted for Traverse and Big Stone counties, including Wheaton and Ortonville, according to MPR.

Sunday's maps from the National Weather Service:

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