The last weekend of summer turns mild

Rain chances stay slim through the end of the month

Highs stay mostly in the 60s Friday, then climb into the 70s and 80s by next week.  Meanwhile, precipitation chances remain limited.

Friday’s Forecast

Minnesota started off chilly against Friday, with more record cold in the northeastern corner of the state.

Under mostly sunny skies, temperatures warm quickly, with the Arrowhead in the mid to upper 50s, and the rest of Minnesota in the 60s.

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Friday high temperatures
National Weather Service

Winds stay light for most of the state, although slightly breezier along the western border thanks to southerly winds . 

Milder for the weekend

The winds increase for the rest of the state over the weekend, with breezy conditions Saturday, and a windy Sunday, with some gusts over 30 mph, especially in southern Minnesota.
Because the winds remain out of the south, it will also help warm temperatures back to widespread 70s by Sunday. 

The weekend stays predominantly dry. A disturbance brings spotty showers and maybe an isolated storm Sunday evening into Monday, although little rain accumulation is expected. 

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Precipitation forecast Monday morning
National Weather Service

Extended forecast

Overall, most of next week remains dry and predominantly sunny, with only isolated light rain chances.

Meanwhile, temperatures continue to climb through mid-week. Most of the state will see 70s, and southern Minnesota is likely to get a couple 80s, including on Tuesday for the start of fall. Here is that forecast trend for the Twin Cities:

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Twin Cities forecast through Tuesday

Temperatures return closer to average the second half of the week, but overall the state is expected to stay both drier and warmer than average through the end of September.

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Outlook for late September
National Weather Service

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