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This weekend could bring heavy snow to Minnesota

Let's see if it actually happens this time.
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A band of heavy snow could make its way across Minnesota on Sunday.

We're still a few days away from having a clearer idea of how things are going to turn out, but it hasn't stopped the National Weather Service from giving an extremely vague prediction of where the heaviest snow could hit.

Models are suggesting that more than six inches could hit the state Sunday into Monday.

If that image looks familiar, it's because it's very similar to the meme Minnesotans use to mock weather forecasts.

Nonetheless, the current warmup in temperatures could precipitate some precipitation Sunday evening, potentially making it hard to get back from the bar after the NFC Championship Game, as well as a hazardous morning commute on Monday.

It's being caused by a strong low pressure system that will move through the Upper Midwest, bringing gusty winds as well as snow.

But we've seen time and time again this winter that snow systems moving into the southern half of the state have shifted late on, bypassing the Twin Cities on all but a couple of occasions.

Keep an eye on the forecast the next few days

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