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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR MINNESOTA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
350 AM CST WED DEC 24 2014

CLOUDS COVERED THE STATE OVERNIGHT.  AREAS OF FLURRIES...DRIZZLE AND
PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE ALSO WERE OBSERVED.  EARLY MORNING
TEMPERATURES RANGED IN THE UPPER 20S NORTHWEST TO THE MID 30S IN THE
SOUTH.

LOW PRESSURE OVER THE SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY REGION WILL LIFT
NORTH TOWARD THE GREAT LAKES...MERGING WITH THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
THAT BROUGHT OUT LIGHT PRECIPITATION TO THE STATE YESTERDAY. THIS
WILL HELP KEEP CLOUDS OVER THE STATE TODAY AND TONIGHT.  A LITTLE
LIGHT SNOW...FLURRIES...DRIZZLE OR PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL BE
FOUND OVER MAINLY EASTERN MINNESOTA DURING THE MORNING.
TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN IN THE LOWER AND MIDDLE 30S.

WEAK HIGH PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE STATE TONIGHT.
MEANWHILE...A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE NORTHWEST CORNER LATE.
THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW OVER THE FAR NORTH LATE.
LOWS TONIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO COOL TO THE LOWER TO MID 20S.

THE COLD FRONT WILL MOVE EAST INTO CENTRAL MINNESOTA BY LATER
CHRISTMAS DAY. THIS WILL SPREAD THE CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW OVER
CENTRAL MINNESOTA.  THE REMAINDER OF THE STATE SHOULD REMAIN CLOUDY.
EXPECT HIGH TEMPERATURES TO RANGE IN UPPER 20S NORTHWEST TO
UPPER 30S SOUTH.

THE CHANCE OF SNOW IS EXPECTED TO LINGER FRIDAY...MAINLY ACROSS THE
SOUTH.  COLDER AIR WILL FILTER IN BEHIND THE FRONT WITH HIGHS
EXPECTED TO RANGE IN THE LOWER 20S NORTHWEST TO MID 30S SOUTHEAST.

THE TREND TOWARD COLDER TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE
WEEKEND AND INTO NEXT WEEK. THE SNOW THREAT APPEARS MINIMAL THROUGH
THE PERIOD AS WELL.

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