Worse to come?

Saturday storm could bring up to a foot of snow

TRAFFIC MOVES SLOWLY through falling snow on Stephenson Avenue in Iron Mountain on Wednesday afternoon. The area received about 4.5 inches, according to staff at the wastewater treatment plant in Kingsford. (Theresa Proudfit/Daily News photo)

IRON MOUNTAIN — Eight to 12 inches of snow is possible this weekend as northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula is in the track of a storm expected bring significant snow to the Southwest before swinging north.

The Dickinson County area has a 50 percent chance of snow during the daylight hours Saturday. The brunt of the storm should arrive Saturday night, with heavy snow that may not ease until late Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Marquette.

This storm could be significantly stronger than the one that moved through the region Wednesday, AccuWeather meteorologist Brett Anderson said.

The local region escaped the heaviest snow from that storm, which brought as much as a foot to parts of Minnesota. It also led to some school closures in Wisconsin.

The snow total at the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Wastewater Treatment Plant was 4.5 inches.

High temperatures today through Sunday should be in the low 30s, before dropping into the teens Monday, forecasters say.