A warm and bright Saturday

Light snow possible far northern Minnesota late tonight

Our average Twin Cities high temperature is 34 degrees on Nov. 28. Most of the metro area is expected to top out in the lower 50s this Saturday. Roughly the southern half of Minnesota, plus west-central and southwestern Wisconsin, will reach the 50s Saturday afternoon:

Saturday forecast highs
National Weather Service

A few spots in southwestern Minnesota could touch 60 degrees. The north will see mainly 40s for highs, with a few upper 30s near the Canadian border.

Saturday wind gusts are expected to be in the 14-20 mph range:

Saturday noon forecast wind gusts
National Weather Service

Plotted values are in knots, with 13 knots equal to around 15 mph.

Snow shower chance north after midnight

Saturday is expected to be dry in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. There’s a chance of scattered light snow showers in far northern Minnesota after midnight Saturday night and into Sunday morning.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern from midnight Saturday night through noon on Sunday:

Simulated radar midnight Saturday night through noon Sunday
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

You can hear updated weather information on the MPR network, and you’ll see updated weather info on the MPR News live weather blog.

This Updraft blog will be updated by around 10 a.m. with updated weekend forecast details plus a look at the week ahead.

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