While the forecast for skiers and snowmobiles is good news, the storm could cause headaches at least until Thursday night, before the snow subsides and ends until Friday morning.
The National Meteorological Service in Duluth said its total range of northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin should be at least 4 to 8 inches of snow.
It is expected that a heavier band of up to a meter of snow will fall along a line from South Dakota through Minnesota's Arrowhead, including the Twin Ports.
] And even more snow, up to 18 inches, was possible in bags along a line from Brainerd to Grand Rapids and the Iron Range to Ely. Higher amounts are also possible on the higher elevations of the North Shore of Lake Superior from Duluth to Grand Portage. The up to 25 km / h strong east wind could help provide the total amount with sea snow and make the journey along the upper lake more difficult.
Until early Friday, a winter storm warning is in effect for the entire region. It was possible in the eastern centers of Minnesota and West Wisconsin when the temperatures on Thursday at noon warm, including along Interstate 35 ̵
Temperatures fall off the snow with highs only in the single-digit single digit range for Saturday, with cold wind chill levels, but are expected to recover to their highest levels in the 20s through Sunday and Monday.