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Not so holly, jolly weather affects holiday travel

South Florida airports get busy on Christmas Eve, Hanukkah

It'll be a white Christmas for the northern Plains and some Western states. This is causing some trouble for South Florida travelers on Saturday.

A large swath of the Dakotas is under a blizzard warning Sunday and Monday, with the Local 10 News Weather Center forecasting heavy snow and strong winds.

To the east, parts of central Minnesota are under an ice storm warning. Snow is also forecast for much of Idaho, Montana, Utah and northeast Colorado.

Forecasters cautioned drivers to keep alternate routes in mind and prepare for possible delays.

It was a busy day for air travel at Miami International Airport and at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Saturday.

Snowy conditions Friday in Appleton, Wisconsin, caused the Minnesota Vikings' team plane to slide off a runway.

The Storm Prediction Center cautioned that warm, humid air could cause severe weather in the lower Plains, Arkansas and Oklahoma on Sunday.


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