Friday stays warm before temperatures drop

Northern Minnesota gets showers and possibly strong storms

After a foggy start for parts of the state, much of Minnesota sees sunshine and warm weather. However, a cold front brings showers and storms across northern Minnesota and starts cooling the weather by Saturday.

Friday’s forecast

Thanks to southerly winds drawing in warmer air, all of Minnesota is starting off mild for late September, in the 50s and 60s. The day is also starting off with fog that will lift quickly as temperatures warm. Fog is thick enough in some areas, such as Duluth, to warrant a dense fog advisory until 8 a.m.

The same pattern bringing a mild morning will bring much of the state into the 70s and 80s by afternoon under sunshine.

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Friday high temperatures
National Weather Service

The Arrowhead could see more 60s thanks to extra cloud cover and rain chances. 

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Forecast cold front position 1 p.m. Friday
National Weather Service

The rain chances are with a storm system moving across the state Friday, bringing a cold front across the state west to east. As of Friday morning, showers are already moving into northwestern Minnesota as the front approaches. Showers and storms will move across northern, and possibly into central, Minnesota through the day.

There is an isolated chance for stronger storms as the activity passes through the Arrowhead Friday afternoon and evening.

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Severe weather risk
National Weather Service

While Friday stays warm, the front starts cooling the state Saturday, and another cold front drops temperatures even more as we start the next week off. That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

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