Areas of light snow Friday, followed by a quiet weekend

Temperatures stay mild all next week

Portions of eastern Minnesota will see periods of snow again Friday, followed by a cloudy but quiet weekend across the state. Temperatures remain very mild.

Friday’s forecast

The weather system that has been causing periods of snow across Minnesota since Wednesday is finally moving off, so it will mostly be the eastern fringe of Minnesota seeing light snow or flurries on Friday.

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Friday afternoon weather
National Weather Service

The North Shore has the best chance for accumulating snow, with 1 to 2 inches possible and isolated higher amounts; there could also be some light freezing drizzle for the area in the afternoon.

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The forecasted snow accumulation
National Weather Service

The rest of eastern Minnesota will see an inch or less of new snow. Even outside of the areas seeing snow, cloudy skies prevail across the state for Friday. Temperatures remain above average, mostly in the 20s, and a few more 30s for the eastern edge of the state.

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Friday high temperatures
National Weather Service

Fog could develop overnight Friday, especially for northern Minnesota.


The temperatures remain very mild into the start of February, with highs across the state running slightly above average most days, and lows that stay very mild for January. Here is the temperature trend for the Twin Cities through next Saturday, with highs in red and lows in blue:

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Twin Cities extended forecast

Upcoming snow chances

Some of the light snow could linger through Saturday morning for the very edge of southeastern Minnesota, and into Saturday afternoon for the North Shore. Otherwise, it will remain mostly cloudy but dry across the state over the weekend.

A weak disturbance brings back statewide snow chances Tuesday, but it is likely to be very light snow.

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Snow forecast for Jan. 28
National Weather Service

There are a couple other possibilities through the week for different parts of Minnesota to see light snow or a few flurries, but currently it looks like there will be no significant storms next week. If fact, that snow forecast all the way until next Friday brings less than 1 inch for most of the state, with closer to 2 inches for northeastern Minnesota.

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Snow forecast through January 31
Pivotal Weather

The North Shore could see slightly higher amounts, but most of that comes from this Friday’s snow.

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:48 a.m. Monday through Friday morning.

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