Other than a few areas of light morning fog, Friday will be mild, and the state will see a fair amount of sunshine before rain moves in late in the day.
Friday is starting off with a few areas of predominantly light fog that will lift through the morning. Then, most of the state will see a decent amount of sunshine through the day, under partly cloudy skies by afternoon.
Morning temperatures are ranging from teens in northeastern Minnesota to 20s and 30s for the rest of the state. The entire state will see highs in the 40s Friday, with much of southern Minnesota in the 50s, putting temperatures 5 to 10 degrees above average.
In the afternoon, a few light rain showers could start moving into southern Minnesota, and by Friday evening most of southern Minnesota will be seeing rain.
That rain is ahead of a strong storm that will impact Minnesota with heavy rain, wind and snow Saturday into early Sunday. That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.
You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:48 a.m. Monday through Friday morning.