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Snow showers in the forecast but shovels not required

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR -- A 20 percent chance of snow is in the forecast for Friday night, but don't expect to wake up to a blanket of white Saturday morning.

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"It will probably be just a dusting," said Tony Zaleski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. "It's such a light amount of snow we actually don't have snow amounts predicted at this time."

If the area does receive snow, Zaleski said warmer ground temperatures will keep the snow from sticking around.

The cold weather expected to move into the area for the weekend could bring the potential for snow showers, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to drop to the 20s and high temperatures will struggle to make it into the 40s.

Other parts of the upper Midwest have already experienced their first taste of winter this week. The Associated Press reported that snow led to the closure of Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota's Black Hills, and the National Weather Service had reports of up to two inches of snow in the Bowman, N.D., area.

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