Wintry weather finally made an appearance across the Midwest on Saturday, with snow canceling hundreds of flights in Chicago and causing travel delays in several states. Parts of northern Minnesota saw flurries, and residents prepared for their first light snows, but the state missed the brunt of Friday and Saturday's storm.
In the Duluth area, residents faced a chilly weekend. Saturday brought snow flurries, and the National Weather Service expected a high of about 12 degrees overnight into Sunday, when there is a 40 to 50 percent chance of snow showers and gusty winds Sunday afternoon.
Rochester and southern Minnesota was faring better, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid-20s Saturday, cooling to about 14 on Sunday.
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport had 5.4 inches of snow by Saturday morning, which forced the cancellation of about 250 flights. Chicago's Midway International Airport had canceled about 150 flights. Southeastern South Dakota got both cold and snow, with up to 18 inches of snow on Friday. Sioux Falls, S.D, hit 11 degrees Saturday, the Weather Service reported. The storm system dumped from 3 to 20 inches of snow across parts of Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.
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