A band of heavy snow, accompanied by lightning and thunder dumped a quick three to five inches on the Twin Cities, St. Cloud and Brainerd this morning.
Late this morning the band of heavy snow was about to clobber Duluth. Winds coming down the full fetch of Lake Superior will gust to over 40 mph creating blizzard like condiitions.
Heavy snow is over for much of the remainder of the state. However, light snow is expected to continue in central Minnesota through the afternoon and overnight hours. An additional one to three inches of accumulation is possible between noon and midmorning on Friday.
Cold continues on Friday. Saturday looks to be the better day of the weekend. More precipitation arrives Sunday with gusty winds.