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Weather looks pretty good for Christmas Day in Minnesota

Maybe some light snow or mixed precipitation for some.

It's shaping up to be an uneventful Christmas Day weather-wise in Minnesota, with nothing more than some light snow and maybe a touch of freezing drizzle to impact parts of the state. 

"Mixed precipitation is possible Christmas Day into Thursday," says the National Weather Service. "Patchy freezing drizzle and some fog is possible from parts of central MN into western WI Christmas Morning. The freezing drizzle will transition to light snow by Thursday afternoon over central MN with some light accumulation possible."

The Twin Cities could escape with zero precipitation impacts, while most of Minnesota is expected to avoid any travel impacts until Christmas night. 

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Here's the simulated future radar from the NAM computer model. Nothing impressive, but some precipitation will certainly move through parts of the state. 


Things look to dry out Friday with uncertainty about what will unfold over the weekend.

The weather service notes that models are not in agreement beyond Friday, with the American model trying to develop a stronger storm system that would move somewhere through the region, while the European and Canadian models keep things much less snowy in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. 

The good news is that very few travel impacts are expected for the middle of the week, in addition to temperatures remaining in the upper 30s to near 40 through Thursday.  

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