Bitter cold, wind follow Thanksgiving snow

12:55 PM, Nov 23, 2012   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - A cold front crossing the state on Thursday brought as much as two inches of fluffy Thanksgiving Day snow.  By Friday morning, metro accumulations shoudl top out near that 2" mark as the warm ground, quickly melts some flakes as they fall.

The light, fluffy snowfall is expected to taper off by about 7 o'clock for much of the Metro with heavier snowfall to the north.

Temperatures started at about 60 degrees on Thanksgivng morning, but the cold front will bring temperatures to below 20 degrees overnight.

North of the metro and more specifically north of a line that runs from Fargo to Little Falls to Duluth, accumulating snow is expected throughout the night with up to 3-6" of accumulation.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Minnesota's northern counties with up to 3" of snow expected to fall in correlation with the strong winds.

Winds will remain very strong tonight and tomorrow with gusts near 30 mph at times. With air temperatures falling into the teens overnight, wind chills will dip into the single digits. Anyone standing in line overnight or heading out early for some Black Friday shopping will really have to bundle up! 

South of that line, some light snow and flurries are expected but without accumulation. Even the metro has a chance for some flurries.

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