Showers, windy on Friday; weekend looks warmer, brighter

Rainfall amounts will generally be under one-half inch

48 hr QPF
Forecast total precipitation Friday into Saturday
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

Scattered rounds of rain showers will keep it cool Friday. Temps will mainly remain in the 50s with a blustery south wind making it feel cooler. Clouds decrease Saturday into Sunday.

Showers Friday; brighter weekend develops

Look for two main rounds of steadier showers Friday. We’ll have one round reach the Twin Cities mid to late morning Friday with another late afternoon and evening round of showers. In between, showers will be more widely scattered. One or two thunderstorms is also possible.

fri precip 8am
Forecast precipitation 9 a.m. Friday through 1 a.m. Saturday
College of DuPage

Rainfall amounts will generally be under one-half inch, keeping drought stricken portions of south-central and east-central Minnesota parched.

It will be windy through the day Friday as well.

wind gusts FRI 8am
Forecast wind gusts Friday
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

Clouds should gradually decrease through the day Saturday with more sunshine Sunday.

Forecast cloud cover 7 a.m. Saturday through 4 p.m. Sunday
College of DuPage

There are still a few pop-up showers or a thunderstorm possible Saturday, mainly in eastern Minnesota into Wisconsin.

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sat precip
Forecast precipitation 4 a.m. Saturday through 10 p.m. Saturday
College of DuPage

High temperatures will be mainly in the upper 60s across southern Minnesota over the weekend with pockets of 50s and low 60s north.

Chilly then warmer next week

Another blast of cool air moves in for early next week. Highs will be back in the low 60s across southern Minnesota with more widespread 50s in central and northern Minnesota. Low temperatures Tuesday night into early Wednesday look to be the coldest yet.

Look for widespread 30s and even low 40s in the Twin Cities.

wed lows
Forecast low temperatures Tuesday night into early Wednesday
National Weather Service

Don’t count out warm weather yet, though. By late next week into next weekend we’ll see 70s return for many as September ends and October begins.

next fri highs
Forecast high temperatures next Friday from the Canadian, Global Deterministic Prediction System model
Environment Canada, via Pivotal Weather