A springy Saturday

Morning fog in some areas

We’re waking up to some areas of fog in Minnesota, but the fog should burn off this morning.

Parts of west-central Minnesota could see dense fog and freezing fog:

Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN 418 AM CST Sat Mar 6 2021 MNZ054-064-073-061400- Lac Qui Parle-Yellow Medicine-Redwood- Including the cities of Madison, Granite Falls, and Redwood Falls 418 AM CST Sat Mar 6 2021 ...PATCHY DENSE FOG AND FREEZING FOG THIS MORNING... Patchy dense fog and freezing fog will lead to reduced visibility and possible slick spots on roads in far west central Minnesota. Visibility may drop below one half mile at times, particularly in Lac Qui Parle, Yellow Medicine and Redwood counties. Motorists are urged to reduce speed, use low beam headlights, and allow for extra distance between vehicles. Be aware of the potential for slick spots on roads, especially bridges and overpasses.

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.

We’ll see some sunshine and mild temps this afternoon. Our average Twin Cities high temp is 36 degrees this time of year. The metro area will top out around 50 Saturday afternoon. Most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin will see highs in the 40s to around 50 , but a few upper 30s are possible near Lake Superior:

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Saturday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Winds will be fairly light in eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin, but it’ll be breezy in western Minnesota, with gusts of 15-22 mph:

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Saturday noon forecast wind gusts
National Weather Service

Plotted gusts are in knots, with 14 knots equal to around 16 mph.

Update

This Updraft blog will be updated around 10 a.m. with details on some warm temps Sunday through Tuesday, plus our next chance of rain.

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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