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Quick burst of snow expected in Twin Ports this afternoon

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The Twin Ports should see a quick inch or two of snow this afternoon as a clipper system moves across the region.

Light snow was just starting in downtown Duluth as of 12:30 p.m., with some heavier precipitation to the west; the National Weather Service said there should be a two- to three-hour period of snow and gusty southerly winds this afternoon, leading to some difficult travel conditions.

Heavier snow is expected in Cook and northern Lake counties, where accumulations may reach 3 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts in the higher terrain near Lake Superior.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Cook and northern Lake counties from 2 p.m. to midnight.

Highs should reach the 20s in Duluth again on Wednesday, but then temperatures are forecast to tumble, with highs reaching only the single digits above zero on Thursday.

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