Temperatures are noticeably cooler Friday, but it will be under mostly sunny skies for the majority of Minnesota. Only northeastern Minnesota sees light rain chances.
Cooler air spread across Minnesota behind the cold front that passed through the state early Thursday, putting Friday morning temperatures in the 40s and 50s. High temperatures will be mostly in the 60s, although northern Minnesota may not make it out of the 50s.
That puts temperatures about 5 to 10 degrees below average. High pressure influences our weather the next few days, bringing mostly sunny skies and slightly breezy conditions Friday. The one exception to the sunshine is that a weak disturbance over northern Minnesota could bring a few more clouds and occasional light rain to the Arrowhead. There are a couple showers and sprinkles already Friday morning, and there could be a little more light precipitation late in the evening.
Mostly dry skies prevail through the weekend, bringing widespread sunshine. That extended forecast will be updated around 9:30 a.m.
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