Whiplash: 82 degrees to chilly wind-driven rain in 36 hours

Well, that was nice.

Southern Minnesota rode the northern edge of summer Thursday afternoon.

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Temperatures Thursday afternoon via Oklahoma Mesonet.

Thermometers in the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota hit 80 degrees today for the first time in 240 days. The last time the Twin Cities hit 80? September 17. That would be in the year 2018.

Yes, we earn our springs and summer in Minnesota.

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Rainy weekend

If I could control the weather, this weekend's forecast would be radically different. Keep dreaming.

Two low-pressure waves ride north toward Minnesota this weekend. Isolated rain and thunderstorms develop in southern Minnesota Friday morning and spread north. More widespread rain and thunder arrive Friday night. Periods of rain this weekend will be heavy at times.

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Severe risk 

A few storms could approach or reach severe limits this weekend across southern Minnesota.

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Heavy rainfall could add up to several inches this weekend.

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Canadian model rainfall totals via pivotal weather.

Raw weekend

This weekend will feel like early April. Temperatures moderate next week.

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