The National Weather Service in Duluth has put out a Blizzard Warning for parts of the Northland and a Winter Storm Warning for others.

Looks like we will be having a white Christmas throughout the Northland as a powerful winter storm is expected to hit the Northland today and tomorrow dumping 4 - 10 inches of snow, with heavy winds also expected.

A Blizzard Warning has been issued until Midnight tonight for Cass, Crow Wing and Aitkin counties, this is an upgrade from the Winter Storm Warning that was previously issued for those areas and remains in effect for other areas of the Northland.

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Much of the area can expect strong winds with gusts from 35 to 45 MPH, causing dangerous travel conditions and bone chilling wind chills.

Duluth and much of the North Shore is expected to get 6 - 10 inches of snow from this system, areas like Ashland and Hurley can expect anywhere from 6 to 16 inches of snow.

The high winds will also create reduced visibilities and big snow drifts, making travel tonight and early tomorrow very dangerous, so use caution if you need to hit the road.

Once this system passes expect temperatures to fall, the high temperature for Duluth on Thursday is forecasted to be 3 degrees with windchill at about -17 degrees.

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