A weak disturbance is bringing light rain to southern Minnesota and extra clouds across much of the state. High will be near 80 for most areas.
A weather disturbance that brought very isolated showers Wednesday is still bringing a few showers to southern Minnesota as of Thursday morning.
The morning showers become even spottier into the afternoon hours, and any precipitation remains light. What will be more widespread is extra cloud cover, keeping much of southern and central Minnesota mostly cloudy Thursday.
That cloud cover kept southern Minnesota mild overnight, so the southern half of the state is starting mostly in the 60s Thursday, while clearer skies in northern Minnesota allowed temperatures to drop into the 40s and 50s. Most of the state will see highs in the upper 70s, although parts of northern and western Minnesota could see a few 80s as those areas get more sunshine.
Widespread showers and storms move into Minnesota by Friday evening. That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.
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