Areas of morning fog; summery temps Saturday with a late-day thunder chance

Rainfall reports are coming in

Light winds overnight allowed areas of dense fog to develop in much of western and northern Minnesota. A dense fog advisory continues until 10 a.m. Saturday in much of western and northern Minnesota:

Dense fog advisory (gray) until 10 a.m. Saturday
National Weather Service

Rainfall totals

Many parts of Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin saw substantial rainfall Thursday night into early Friday and also late Friday into Friday night.

The rainfall total at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Friday through Friday night was 1.66 inches.

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, a volunteer observer network, posted this 24-hour rainfall plot, for the period ending at 7 a.m. Saturday:

24-hour rainfall totals through 7 a.m. Saturday

There are some 2.5-inch to 3-inch totals in far eastern Wright County, far northern Hennepin County and southern Anoka County. There was a 3.04-inch rainfall total near Roseville in Ramsey County.

You can pan and zoom the map at the linked site to get rainfall info for your area.

Saturday rain chance?

Scattered showers and an isolated thunderstorm are possible Saturday morning in southeastern Minnesota and parts of west-central and southwestern Wisconsin. Steadier rains are expected deeper into Wisconsin.

A few scattered showers and thunderstorms could develop in eastern and southern Minnesota plus western Wisconsin late Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening.

You can hear updated weather information for Minnesota and western Wisconsin on the MPR News network. Also check out the MPR News display of National Weather Service radar.

You can also check these National Weather Service sites for updated weather info: Twin CitiesDuluthLa Crosse, Wis., Sioux Falls, S.D., and Grand Forks, N.D.

Saturday highs

Our average Twin Cities high temperature is 67 degrees on Sept. 30. Many spots in the metro area will reach the lower 80s Saturday afternoon.

Much of southern Minnesota will see Saturday highs in the lower 80s, with 70s in central and northwestern Minnesota:

Saturday forecast highs
National Weather Service

There will be some 60s in northeastern Minnesota.

Dew points will be in the sticky 60s across much of central and southern Minnesota and west-central Wisconsin Saturday. Some areas could see dew points in the lower 70s at times.

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