Soggy and foggy weather Friday

The persistent rain finally starts to diminish

Minnesota continues its wet trend on Friday, and all the recent moisture plus light winds have led to areas of dense morning fog.

Friday’s forecast

The wet pattern Minnesota has been stuck under since Tuesday is still persisting Friday morning, with scattered showers throughout the state.

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7 a.m. Friday radar
National Weather Service

Temperatures again stayed fairly consistent through the overnight, with most of the state starting the day in the 40s and a few 30s north. 

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Dense fog advisory areas Friday morning
National Weather Service

Because of all the recent moisture and now lighter winds, there are areas of dense fog, especially in central and northeastern Minnesota. Both regions are under a dense fog advisory Friday until 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. respectively.

The low pressure center of the storm that stayed almost stationary over Minnesota Thursday finally begins slowly sliding east on Friday. The position of the low had been keeping southeastern Minnesota warmer than the rest of the state, but the pattern change now puts almost all of Minnesota with highs in the 40s, and just a few 50s along the eastern edge of the state. 

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Friday high temperatures
National Weather Service

Although the entire state can expect periods of showers to continue Friday, the low pressure moving off also means the rain starts diminishing by evening. The precipitation exits most of Minnesota by late Friday night. 

Additional rainfall Friday will be light for most of the state, with central and northern Minnesota most likely to see higher amounts over a half an inch.

More sunshine returns over the weekend, but next week bring cooler weather and possibly snow. That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

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