Weather opposites: 68 degrees in Twin Cities; sleet, freezing rain up north

The weather was decidedly different in two parts of Minnesota Saturday. It was 68 degrees at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as of 4 p.m. -- which tied a record high in Minnesota -- and in northern parts of the state, residents got sleet and freezing rain.
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The weather was decidedly different in two parts of Minnesota Saturday.

As of 4 p.m. at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the temperature was 68 degrees -- which tied a record high in Minnesota, WCCO-TV reported.

In the northern parts of Minnesota, however, driving conditions were treacherous. According to the Duluth News Tribune, a one-tenth of an inch of freezing rain was reported Saturday morning in International Falls, which authorities said lead to many accidents.

Also up north, hail-producing thunderstorms brought nickle-sized hail to Washburn County and half-inch hail to Ely, the Duluth News reported.

Winter storm watches, warning and advisories were previously issued for the northwestern part of the state for the weekend, but it was forecast to miss the Twin Cities area. There's still a chance of the metro seeing some flurries Sunday, however.

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