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Freezing drizzle, light snow through Friday; warm weekend ahead for Minnesota

Nothing major, but a nuisance of a system is moving through the region.

A little freezing drizzle and snow is in the forecast for the Twin Cities and parts of southern Minnesota through Friday. Nothing major, but a nuisance system is moving through the area. 

"A weak storm will move slowly across the Upper Midwest tonight, and through Friday. Snowfall amounts will be light and under an inch. There is a chance of freezing drizzle mixed with the snow. The mix precipitation could cause slippery road condition, especially on untreated roadways, bridges and overpasses," says the National Weather Service (Twin Cities). 

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The forecast discussion from the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service notes that precipitation won't be everywhere in Minnesota, but where it does fall it will likely start as freezing drizzle before changing over to snow, then back to freezing drizzle. 

Less than an inch of snow is expected and a maximum of a couple hundredths of an inch of ice accumulation from the freezing drizzle, the weather service says. 

Here's a look at the HRRR model's simulated future radar through late-morning Friday. Nothing overly impressive, and it speaks to the weather service's note that precipitation coverage won't be widespread.  

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The weekend will be warm with highs possibly exceeding 40 degrees Sunday across southern Minnesota, including in the Twin Cities. Normal temperatures return by Tuesday with the potential for a colder shot of Arctic air by the second week of February. 

Again, no big storm systems are in Minnesota's immediate future. There are signs that something could impact the middle of the country mid- to- late-next week, but that's way too far out to get caught up in at this point. The National Weather Service isn't talking about it so neither will we. 

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