Chilly Friday gives way to a seasonable weekend

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Temperatures early Friday morning
NOAA via pivotal weather

The cold is back for a day. We’ll also have some morning sunshine to brighten moods through the morning before afternoon clouds increase somewhat.

While certainly cold (and all below zero), most temperatures early Friday morning are at least 10 degrees warmer than anything we saw Tuesday or Wednesday morning. High temperatures this afternoon will also be well above zero, back into the teens for most of the state.

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High temperatures Friday afternoon
National Weather Service

Our short-lived cold snap Friday gives way to a warmer weekend already. Temperatures will hold steady mainly overnight Friday night, and mainly above zero. We’ll see temperatures continue to warm Saturday to near 30 degrees for the Twin Cities with some 40 degree readings in southwest Minnesota and 20s most elsewhere across the state under partly cloudy skies.

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High temperatures Saturday afternoon
National Weather Service

A very weak cool front moves through late Saturday knocking temperatures down just slightly for Sunday. It’ll be enough to make for high temperatures Sunday about 5 to 10 degrees cooler than Saturday.

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High temperatures Sunday afternoon
National Weather Service

Then get ready for Monday, what could be our warmest day yet in the stretch ahead. Temperatures could be above freezing for much of southern Minnesota.

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High temperatures Monday afternoon
National Weather Service

After Monday, get ready for cooler temperatures. We should still reach 20 or so Tuesday but another cold blast moves in for mid to late week next week.

I still think it won’t be quite as bad as our last two arctic outbreaks, but it will be cold again with overnights well below zero and daytime highs in the single digits Thursday into Saturday next week.

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Forecast temperatures Monday through Friday next week
College of DuPage Weather

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