Friday temps milder, snow late; winter weather advisory northwest

The temperature roller coaster continues

NWS hazards
Winter weather advisories and wind advisories go into effect Friday into Friday night to the west
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

Temperatures will hold pretty steady in the 20s to near 30 degrees overnight Thursday into Friday. Friday will bring highs near 40 in the southeast while cold already starts to slip into northwestern Minnesota with teens there.

Snow showers develop midday in northwestern Minnesota and spread south and east Friday evening and overnight. A winter weather advisory is posted in northwestern Minnesota from 10 a.m. Friday through 4 a.m. Saturday.

Mild into Friday

Low temperatures will initially drop a few degrees Thursday evening but then hold steady and even go up as mild air remains in place. Most of Minnesota will see overnight temperatures hold in the 20s and low 30s.

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Forecast low temperatures Thursday night
National Weather Service

Friday will be milder across southeastern Minnesota with high temperatures near 40, but colder air already will be moving into northwestern Minnesota pushing highs only into the teens.

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Forecast high temperatures Friday
National Weather Service

Snow showers, wind and colder

A fast-moving system will bring snow showers to northwestern Minnesota by midday Friday and those snow shows will spread east and southeast through the afternoon and evening. There’s a winter weather advisory for northwestern Minnesota due to the snow but also blowing snow Friday into Friday night.

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Forecast precipitation Friday morning into early Saturday
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

There’s a possibility of some patchy, light, icy coating in northeastern Minnesota and even a few sprinkles initially in southeastern Minnesota. Most of the snowfall will be in northern Minnesota where a few inches could fall.

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Forecast snowfall Friday into Friday night
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

The winds pick up behind the snow with gusts of 35 to 45 mph for some places as colder air blows back in.

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Forecast wind gusts Friday night
National Weather Service

High temperatures Saturday will be mainly in the teens and single digits but wind chills will be subzero for many most of the day.

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Forecast high temperatures Saturday
National Weather Service

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