Friday stays mostly cloudy and mild again, with spotty showers and perhaps a couple isolated storms.
Friday is starting off very mild, with the entire state in the 50s, and even a couple 60s near the northwestern border. The mild weather is thanks to a combination of warm south and southeasterly winds and cloud cover that kept temperatures from dropping much overnight.
The wind flow is funneling in enough moisture that the state will remain mostly cloudy through the day. Under cloudier skies, temperatures will only rise 10 to 15 degrees during the day. That puts us at about average highs, with much of the state near 70, and northwestern Minnesota the warmest spot again, in the mid-70s.
There will be enough instability for just a few spotty showers or sprinkles during the day, and possibly a couple isolated storms in southern Minnesota. Showers and storms become more widespread over the weekend. That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.
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