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Minnesota Weather: Despite Warming Temps, Twin Cities Could Still See White Christmas

-Warming trend with highs near 40 by Friday
-Wintry precipitation over the weekend
-Cooling down into next week

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Wednesday is off to a cold and fairly quiet start, but warmer temperatures and possible snow are in the forecast.

The Twin Cities were in the single digits in the morning hours, and parts of northern Minnesota were below zero. Temperatures will climb to the upper 20s by the afternoon.

There should be no travel issues on the road.

It will be even warmer Thursday, with a high of 35 in the metro and temperatures closer to 40 degrees in southern Minnesota.

Christmas Eve will be a very mild day, with temperatures nearing 40 in the Twin Cities. Snow is possible to the north, but temperatures will be warm enough in the Twin Cities area for a light rain-snow mix.

With temperatures above freezing, some of the snow on the ground will begin to melt. But with a chance for snow and falling temperatures on Saturday, we could still be looking at a white Christmas. The best chance is north of Interstate 94.

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