Behind a cold front, temperatures on Thursday turn slightly cooler but still stay above average. Following a dry day, precipitation clips across the state in the evening.
Minnesota is off to another mild start Thursday despite winds from the northwest.
Morning temperatures are in the 30s north with a few 40s south, which is already warmer than average highs for this time of year.
The northwest flow means temperatures do not rise much during the day. In northern Minnesota temperatures could even fall a couple of degrees by the afternoon. Afternoon temperatures Thursday will range from the 20s north to upper 40s south.
Much of the state sees mostly sunny skies during the day, with more clouds north. Later, clouds increase as a minor disturbance brings a light band of snow across the state.
For most places, the snow will be no more than a few flakes to a light dusting. It may miss the Arrowhead entirely. Southern Minnesota will be mild enough that a couple sprinkles may mix in.
A bigger snow potential comes over the weekend, along with some chillier temperatures.
That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.
You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:49 a.m. Monday through Friday morning.
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