Weekend weather: Chilly and breezy; low temps in the 20s and 30s

Coolest afternoon temps on Saturday

It’ll be much cooler this weekend than it was last weekend.

Parts of northern Minnesota will see some snow showers Friday night. A few flurries could linger into early Saturday morning in parts of northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.

It looks dry across most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin from 7 a.m. Saturday into Sunday evening. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale Forecast System model shows the potential precipitation pattern from 7 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday:

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

Weekend temps and wind gusts

You’ll need to cover tender outdoor plants or bring potted plants indoors to withstand the chilly overnight temps that are expected this weekend.

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Low temps will dip into the 20s and lower 30s late Friday night into early Saturday morning:

Forecast lows late Friday night/early Saturday morning
National Weather Service

Saturday highs will be in the 40s across most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin:

Saturday forecast highs
National Weather Service

That’s chilly. The average Twin Cities high temperature is 59 degrees on April 20.

Wind gusts of 20 to 25 mph are expected in many areas on Saturday:

Forecast wind gusts for 1 p.m. Saturday
National Weather Service

Low temps late Saturday night and early Sunday morning will be in the 20s to lower 30s:

Forecast lows late Saturday night/early Sunday morning
National Weather Service

The outer fringes of the Twin Cities metro area could see lows in the 20s, with lower 30s closer to the center of the metro area.

Sunday high temperatures will be in the 50s in most locations, with some spots in the Twin Cities metro area touching 60 degrees:

Sunday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Sunday afternoon wind gusts will be between 15 and 20 mph in most areas, with gusts of 20 to 25 mph expected in northeastern Minnesota:

Forecast wind gusts for 1 p.m. Sunday
National Weather Service

You can hear updated weather information for Minnesota and western Wisconsin on the MPR News network

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