Storm, less severe than expected, still expected to bring snow to Bemidji area
The Bemidji area remains in a winter weather advisory until 6 p.m. as a storm continues to cause problems throughout the state.
The weather service said snow totals won't be as much as previously expected, but some areas could still receive 6 to 8 inches, with a sharp difference between the northern and southern stretches of the affected area.
Snow and winds are expected to still impact travel, but conditions will gradually improve by afternoon.
Here's a look at the forecast for the Bemidji area:
Today: Snow. High near 31. Northeast wind between 9 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of snow before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 18. East northeast wind between 3 and 8 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Thursday: A 20 percent chance of snow after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 31. South southeast wind between 3 and 6 mph.
Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 20. Southwest wind between 5 and 7 mph.
Friday: A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. West northwest wind between 7 and 9 mph.
Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25.
Saturday Night: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 25.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.
Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 35.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.