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Winter storm targets Wisconsin tonight, Tuesday

The latest winter storm is expected to create difficult driving conditions Tuesday.

Accumulating snow is expected from midnight until 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Duluth, with between 5 and 9 inches of snow possible in Northwestern Wisconsin and 3 to 7 inches over portions of Northeastern Minnesota. The heaviest amounts in Minnesota are expected for areas near Two Harbors and Silver Bay with lake-enhanced snowfall.

The system is likely to affect both the morning and afternoon commutes, according to the weather service.

The weather service reported 6.5 inches of snow from Sunday through 5 p.m. Monday at its office near the Duluth International Airport. A station near Two Harbors recorded 9 inches as of 11 a.m. on Monday, while Silver Bay reported 8 inches.

Duluth has seen 22 inches of snow so far in February, far above the average of 4.5 inches. For the winter so far, 65.9 inches have fallen, about 8 inches more than normal, according to Weather Service records. Snow depth at the airport as of Monday afternoon was 26 inches.

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