Cold, windy Friday with snow showers north; Sunday's sunny

Next chance of rain showers Monday

Forecast temperature anomalies (departure from normal) Friday
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

Updated 9 a.m.

Friday will be cold and windy with snow showers developing for northern Minnesota. Saturday will remain chilly and blustery. Sunny skies return Sunday with warmer temperatures.

Cold winds continue Friday with snow showers north

A chilly air mass will generate a lot of clouds quickly Friday morning as strong April sunshine and moisture generate instability with cold temps aloft. In those clouds snow showers will develop for northern Minnesota.

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Forecast precipitation 9 a.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Saturday
College of DuPage weather lab

There will likely be some slushy accumulation for northern Minnesota, especially on grassy surfaces. 

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Forecast snowfall Friday into Friday night
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

High temperatures will be just in the 30s north to 40s south. Those readings are about 10 to 15 degrees colder than normal.

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Forecast highs Friday
National Weather Service

 A cold night can be expected with much of the state dropping below freezing.

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Forecast lows Friday night
National Weather Service

We’ll see a lot of clouds Friday and clouds into Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon should yield more sun with skies finally clearing Saturday night into Sunday.

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Forecast cloud cover 8 a.m. Friday through 1 a.m. Sunday
College of DuPage weather lab

Saturday will still be chilly and blustery with just slightly weaker winds. Winds will still blow at 10-25 mph from the west-northwest. Highs will be mostly in the 40s to near 50.

Sunny skies return Sunday along with warmer high temps back in the low 60s for southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities with 50s north.

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Forecast highs Saturday and Sunday
National Weather Service

The next chance of showers develops Monday into Tuesday with warmer temperatures overall next week. 

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Forecast precipitation 7 a.m. Monday through 7 p.m. Tuesday
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, via Pivotal Weather

This next system doesn’t look to be a soaker like the last couple of storm systems. A widespread one-quarter to one-half inch looks more likely for rainfall amounts.

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Forecast rainfall through 7 a.m. Wednesday
NOAA Weather Prediction Center