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First snowfall of the season will cover most of Minnesota

It's just a starter storm, not a real whopper. But it will likely leave a couple of inches in the Twin Cities and up to five inches in the north and west. Winds could make for dicey roads, too. See what folks are forecasting
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Welcome to return of "the white stuff." Remember how to drive in it?

In his Star Tribune weather blog, Paul Douglas notes that the first snow of the season is usually tricky on the roads, but roads are more easily avoided on weekends.

Now let's check what the broadcast media are forecasting. WCCO calls for up to two inches today and 1 to 3 by Sunday morning.

KARE 11 says an inch or two with less in the southeast and expects winds of 11 to 22 mph.

KSTP agrees with the one to two inches and forecasts a high only around 30 Sunday before things warm up next week.

Fox 9's extended forecast shows highs approaching 50 degrees in the Twin Cities by Thanksgiving and the day after.

MPR's Paul Huttner says the snowstorm could leave 2 to 5 inches in a swath that includes Alexandria, Brainerd, and Duluth.

Southeastern Minnesota is the part of the state that may not get snow this weekend, but the Rochester Post Bulletin offers this wrap-up of the outlook for the Northland, where snow may fall at a rate of an inch an hour.

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