Cooler Friday with increasing clouds; some weekend snow showers

Overall mild weather persists into next week

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Forecast highs Friday
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

Friday will be a bit cooler but near normal with increasing clouds and light winds. Some of us will see some snow showers this weekend. Warmer than normal weather persists next week.

Mild, relatively quiet pattern persists 

Friday will be cooler than the last couple days but still near or even above normal in the case of northern Minnesota. Highs will range from near 30 north to the mid-30s south. 

Forecast temperature anomalies Friday
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

Clouds will increase Friday as a larger storm system passes to our south bringing rain and snow to Iowa and Illinois. 

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Forecast cloud cover 6 a.m. through 8 p.m. Friday
College of DuPage weather lab

The weekend will bring a mix of clouds and sun with highs mainly in the upper 30s to near 40 in southern Minnesota and low 30s north. Some snow showers will be possible in portions of Minnesota late Saturday into Saturday night but by far and away the bulk of snowfall and rainfall will remain south. 

The animation below shows the Saturday system clipping southeastern Minnesota and the next clipper system coming through Monday night which also looks relatively minor.

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Forecast precipitation 6 a.m. Saturday through 9 a.m. Tuesday
College of DuPage weather lab

The pattern remains rather mild overall. Some models push us toward 50 degrees again in southern Minnesota. 

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