Mix of rain/snow in the forecast
BEMIDJI -- The first "winter" weather advisory for the Bemidji area was issued Tuesday by the National Weather Service.
Beltrami County, as well as Hubbard and parts of Polk and Clearwater counties, were included in a hazardous weather outlook for northwest Minnesota and northeast North Dakota for Tuesday night into Wednesday.
According to the NWS' Grand Forks office, which oversees the Bemidji region, a cold front and gusty winds forming over the Devils Lake region in North Dakota later Tuesday is expected to bring a mix of rain and snow to the area.
The weather service said there's a chance for a "dusting" of snow in some areas. For the Bemidji area, less than a half-inch of snow is forecast for Wednesday, according to the weather service. Wind gusts up to 30 mph are in the forecast for Wednesday, the weather said.
There's also a chance for snow overnight into Thursday. Temperatures will be in the low to mid-30s much of Wednesday and Thursday morning before warming to about 40 degrees.
For the weekend, temperatures are expected to be in the mid-40s and into the 50s on Saturday and Sunday. Statewide, snow is also expected around the Twin Cities area and northeast to Duluth.