Lots of sun Friday; some weekend thunder chances

A beautiful Friday with comfortable dew points

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Forecast high temperatures Friday
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

Temperatures will be cooler Friday and Saturday. The chance of a few showers and thunderstorms returns to the region over the weekend. Expect lots of sun Friday with occasional clouds moving into the picture over the weekend.

Lots of sun and comfortable Friday

Friday will be a very nice day with lots of sunshine for most of Minnesota. An area of high pressure is keeping the skies mostly clear across the region Friday but it won’t dominate the weather all weekend long.

An isolated shower is possible in northern Minnesota but most will stay dry.

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Forecast cloud cover Friday into early Monday
College of DuPage

Saturday through Monday will see some occasional cloud cover but there will be plenty of sun in between.

Temperatures will largely be seasonable in the low to mid-80s south and 70s north all weekend. Dew points will creep back up Saturday night bringing muggy dew points in the 60s by Sunday and perhaps even 70s Monday.

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Forecast dew points Friday into Monday
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

Some unsettled weather over the weekend

While a majority of the weekend will be dry, there will be some occasional shower and thunderstorm chances. The best chance of significant rainfall now looks to be Sunday evening into Sunday night. There could be a swath of some heavier rains in portions of Minnesota.

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Forecast precipitation early Saturday through early Tuesday
College of DuPage

The good news is that the risk of any severe weather looks very low all weekend. The marginal risk of severe storms remains largely south and west of Minnesota.

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Severe weather forecast risk over the weekend
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Storm Prediction Center

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