As a large storm system continues to move through the area, bringing with it colder temperatures, mixed precipitation and snow is expected through the morning and into the lunch hour today.

At 8:24 this morning, the National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement addressing incoming snowfall for the Twin Ports region today. At the time of the report, a half inch of snow had already been reported by a trained spotter in Alborn, MN.

The snowfall will reach 1-2 inches away from Lake Superior, and between a half inch and 1 inch near the lake. Most of the snowfall is expected to be done in the Twin Ports region around the noon hour, and conditions should clear as the afternoon progresses. Following the snow, temperatures will continue to fall as the day goes on. The falling temperatures and sustained windy conditions will bring wind chill values in the 20s to much of the area through the day.

While there is only a small amount of snow expected, please exercise extra caution while driving. Roads may become slick as temperatures drop and snow falls in the area.