We’ll squeeze out one more very mild day in southern Minnesota but a clipper system is bringing cold air and rain and snow showers late in the day. That wintry precipitation will spread statewide into Saturday.
From mild to winter weather
The anomalous warmth continues for most of the state Friday but a transition is already on the way to some actual wintry weather. Highs will be in the 50s across southern Minnesota again but just in the 30s northwest.
Winds are already increasing and will be blustery through the day Friday. Those winds will increase further into Saturday from the northwest at 15-30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
Not only is colder air coming but we’ll see snow showers developing late Friday in northwestern Minnesota and statewide by Friday night into Saturday.
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Look for snowfall for most areas of Minnesota. Northwestern Minnesota will see more significant amounts of 2 inches to even 4 or 5 inches in some spots. Most of eastern and southern Minnesota will see a coating to 1 inch of new snow.
A winter weather advisory goes into effect 6 p.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Saturday across northwestern Minnesota where snow and wind will be more significant.
Cooler weekend temps; more warmth next week
The weekend will bring colder temperatures. Sunday will see high temperatures near normal, in the low 30s south to 20s north.
Don’t get used to the snow or colder temperatures, already things will be warming back up next week and snow will disappear in southern Minnesota. By Thursday highs look to be back in the 40s.