Clouds linger Saturday, with a flurry chance

Icy spots

Yesterday’s slush froze in many areas overnight, and some spots also saw a bit of freezing mist. As a result, there are icy spots on some streets, sidewalks and driveways. Use the “Minnesota shuffle” as you head out the door this Saturday morning.

Our Saturday high temperature at MSP airport will probably be the 33 degree reading that we saw just after midnight. Afternoon highs will be in the 20s in most of Minnesota:

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Saturday afternoon forecast highs
National Weather Service

Southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin will have afternoon highs in the 30s.

Saturday wind gusts will be in the 10 to 18 mph range in most spots:

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Saturday noon forecast wind gusts
National Weather Service

Plotted winds are in knots, with 10 knots equal to 11.5 mph.

A few spots may see patchy freezing mist this morning, and a few scattered flurries or very light snow showers are also possible today.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s High-Resolution Rapid-Refresh (HRRR) model shows the potential precipitation pattern for Saturday and Saturday evening:

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Simulated radar Saturday morning through Saturday evening
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

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

Update

This Updraft blog will be updated around 10:15 a.m., with details on the rest of the weekend plus a look at the week ahead.

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on MPR News at 7:35 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 4:39 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday.

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