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White weather greeting Black Friday shoppers


The long Thanksgiving weekend is shaping up into one that offers all of the components of Minnesota winter -- but not all at the same time.

KSTP reports that the cold is being replaced with snow. Temperatures are easing Friday after the coldest Thanksgiving in the Twin Cities since 1930, but a new layer of light, fluffy snow is arriving along with the warmup.

FOX 9 warns the wintry mix could mean some slippery driving for bargain-hunters heading to and from the mall.

The bulk of snow is along Interstate 94 and to the north. Around 1 inch of snow arrived in the south metro and 2 inches in the north. Around 2-3 inches is possible from Alexandria to St. Cloud, through St. Francis and Ham Lake, over to Taylors Falls and Eau Claire.

The Northland's News Center in Duluth anticipates that accumulations will be betwee 2 and 4 inches in Aitkin, Pine and Burnett Counties and 1 to 3 inches on the Range and in the Twin Ports.

Frozen precipitation could change to ice and cause spotty glazing on some roads. Traffic snags and problems will likely be minimized with few commuters on the roads due to the holiday.

Temperatures are expected to ease into the 20's on Friday and then rise into the 30's on Saturday. Writing on MPR's Updraft blog, meteorologist Paul Hutner noted the ups and downs, saying "...the stock market has been looking tame compared to our temperature swings lately."

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