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Snow reported across northern Minnesota

Snow collects on the trees in the Superior National Forest near Britt on Friday morning. (Photo courtesy Danika Dares)

It wasn't the first snow of the season, and it’s likely to melt by day’s end, but Friday morning brought a significant coating of winter across much of northern Minnesota north of Duluth.

The National Weather Service in Duluth reported 3 inches of snow had fallen in McKinley, Payne and at Sea Gull Lake near the end of the Gunflint Trail, with 2.5 inches at Snowbank Lake northeast of Ely and 2 inches in Grand Rapids, Cook, Coleraine and Grand Portage.

Temperatures were in the 40s closer to Lake Superior where Duluth saw only rainfall in the passing storm. High temperatures in the 40s today, along with more rain, should melt the snow wherever it accumulated.

More drizzle is possible into Saturday morning but some sunshine is expected by Saturday afternoon. Highs are forecast to be only in the 40s into next week as the string of wet, unseasonably cool weather continues.

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