MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – If you like snow, you’ll like what’s in the forecast this weekend if you can get through your drive home from work on Friday.

It’s been unseasonably dry across the state for a long time and some had worries about it not being a white Christmas. Snow coming to the area both Friday and Saturday night and cold temperatures to follow should all but guarantee a white Christmas.

Parts of far southern and western Minnesota could see snow by late Friday morning, and it’s expected to get to the Twin Cities by the Friday evening commute. WCCO Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak says we’ll probably only get about one inch of snow around the metro Friday by the time it’s done, but the same can’t be said on Saturday.

While most of Saturday will be dry, a system is moving in that should bring us heavier snow. Augustyniak said while it’s too early to make predictions, he said anywhere between three and eight inches could fall across the Twin Cities Saturday night and into Sunday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Watch has been issued for much of the Twin Cities metro from 6 p.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday. It includes the possibility of more than six inches of snow and the chance of blowing and drifting snow on Sunday.

So if you have holiday parties or decorating planned for the weekend, keep that in mind.

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