Bright Saturday in western Minnesota, pesky clouds elsewhere

Near-normal temps

Our average April 10 high temp in the Twin Cities is 55 degrees. The metro area will top out in the low to mid 50s this Saturday. Most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin will have Saturday highs in the 50s, with 40s in north-central and northeastern Minnesota:

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Saturday forecast highs
National Weather Service


Saturday will be a bit breezy, with the highest wind gusts in northern and western Minnesota, where gusts of 16-22 mph are expected:

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Saturday 1 p.m. forecast wind gusts
National Weather Service

Plotted gusts are in knots, with 16 knots equal to 18.4 mph.

Rain chances

Saturday will be dry in most areas but a few scattered sprinkles are possible Saturday morning in northeastern Minnesota. Southeastern Minnesota may be clipped by a few late afternoon and evening showers.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows our potential precipitation pattern Saturday and Saturday evening:

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Simulated radar Saturday and 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 forecast details for Sunday and 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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