Weekend forecast: Mild temps; snow chance Saturday in NE Minnesota

Expect Saturday highs in the 20s, with lower 30s in southwestern Minnesota

You’ll be happy to know that we’ll have reasonably mild temps this weekend.

Our average Twin Cities high temperature is 24 degrees on Jan. 29. Many spots in the metro area will reach the upper 20s this Saturday. Most of Minnesota will have Saturday highs in the 20s, with lower 30s in southwestern Minnesota:

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Saturday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Saturday afternoon wind gusts will be in the 14-20 mph range in most areas, with gusts over 20 mph in far western Minnesota:

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Saturday noon forecast wind gusts
National Weather Service

Forecast gusts are in knots, with 15 knots equal to 17.3 mph.

Sunday high temperatures will be mainly in the 20s, with teens in parts of far northern Minnesota and west-central Minnesota:

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Sunday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Snow chances?

It’ll be a dry weekend in most areas, but north-central and northeastern Minnesota could see a few snow showers on Saturday.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Saturday:

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Simulated radar 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Saturday
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

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

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