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Weekend weather: Dry in many areas; near-normal temps

Breezy on Saturday

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Monday view along Minnehaha Creek in Minnetonka
Ron Trenda | MPR News

Our snow cover has shrunk a bit in the past few days, and additional melting is expected during the afternoon hours this weekend.

Weekend temperatures

Low temperatures late Friday night and early Saturday will be in the 20s in many areas, with teens in far northern Minnesota:

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Saturday morning forecast low temperatures
National Weather Service

Saturday afternoon highs will be in the 30s in western and northern Minnesota, with 40s elsewhere:

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Saturday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Metro area highs in the mid-40s on Saturday won’t be far from the Twin Cities average March 25 high temp of 46 degrees.

Low temperatures late Saturday night/early Sunday will be in the teens in western and northern Minnesota, with 20s elsewhere:

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Sunday morning forecast low temperatures
National Weather Service

Sunday highs will range from 20s in northwestern Minnesota to 40s in the metro area and southeastern Minnesota into western Wisconsin:

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Sunday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Weekend snow misses most of Minnesota

Parts of northern Minnesota could see a Saturday morning snow shower, but the main snow event this weekend will pass to the southeast, affecting parts of Wisconsin and eastern Iowa.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern from 4 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday:

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Simulated radar from 4 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

You can find updated weather information for Minnesota and western Wisconsin on the MPR News network, and on the MPR News live weather blog.

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You can hear my live weather updates on MPR News at 7:35 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 4:39 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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