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Snow this weekend in metro, Winter Storm Warning up north

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A good old-fashioned blizzard – remember those? – is possible Saturday for central Minnesota and the Twin Cities, and appears to be a certainty for the northern part of the state.

The metro got the first taste of the weekend's wintry weather with a several snow-related accidents during rush hour Friday evening.

Snow was forecast in the metro both Friday and Saturday night, followed by low temperatures should help guarantee a white Christmas, WCCO says.

The second storm will definitely bring more snow. The National Weather Service says: "A winter storm watch has been issued for Saturday night and Sunday for much of central Minnesota and adjoining areas of west central Wisconsin. Snowfall in these areas could reach or exceed 6 inches."

The Twin Cities could get more like 3 to 5 inches in the Saturday snowfall, the weather service says.

The National Weather Service, meanwhile, has issued a Winter Storm Warning starting late Saturday throughout early Sunday afternoon, the Duluth News Tribune reported.

Monday will be colder: 20 for a high, KARE 11 says.

Snow has been a stranger. Many cities in the Midwest haven't seen any decent snow this season - and some are even setting records for the number of days without it, the Associated Press reports.

Of course, with snow comes snow-route headaches for some in the metro. MinnPost found this catchy ditty by YouTube user MaTheatre1 that reviews the rules for snow emergencies:

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