Warm and sunny weather through the weekend

Limited snow chances in the week ahead

Friday brings the start of a mild and sunny trend that will last through Sunday. Some temperatures could top 40 degrees.

Friday’s forecast

Minnesota started off much milder Friday morning, with temperatures above zero. Sunshine and warmer winds coming in from the southwest will bring highs in the 30s by afternoon.

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Friday high temperatures
National Weather Service

The winds will be breezy at times, and especially southern Minnesota could see gusts over 20 mph throughout the day on Friday.

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Friday afternoon winds
National Weather Service

Because of the temperatures, snow will be melting during the day, so watch for slick spots overnight where any puddles refreeze. That low-level moisture could also lead to a few patches of overnight fog this weekend, especially for northeastern Minnesota.

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Possible fog early Saturday morning
National Weather Service

Weekend warmth

The entire state is likely to see temperatures remain in the 30s through Monday. In fact, a few places, including the Twin Cities, could see temperatures reach the 40s, especially on Sunday.

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Sunday high temperatures
National Weather Service

Overnight lows will be in the teens and 20s through the weekend. A weak cold front will cross Minnesota Sunday, dropping temperatures only slightly Monday. By midweek, temperatures continue to cool, and the state will be slightly below average again. Here is that temperature trend for the Twin Cities:

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Twin Cities temperature trend

Snow chances

Skies remain mostly sunny through the weekend. Sunday does bring a few more clouds and a slight chance for flurries in northern Minnesota as that weak front passes through. There is another spotty, statewide chance for snow Tuesday and into early Wednesday, but it looks like any accumulation would remain very light. Currently there are no big storms on the horizon for the week ahead.

Programming note

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