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Increasing clouds with rain showers expand east into Wednesday night

Warmer temps return by week’s end

fcst
Twin Cities area forecast
National Weather Service

Updated 9 a.m.

Clouds will increase Wednesday with showers filling in and developing from west to east. Most of the rain will hold off until the overnight for eastern Minnesota. Temperatures will increase into Saturday. 

Clouds, rain chances rise into Wednesday night 

Clouds are already thickening up with a few showers in western Minnesota Wednesday. Clouds and showers will increase and expand east through the day. Eastern Minnesota should remain mostly dry until after dark. Some showers will linger in eastern Minnesota into early Thursday.

wed prec 8a
Forecast precipitation 7 a.m. Wednesday through 4 p.m. Thursday
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

Rainfall amounts will be generally under one-half inch for most places, not quite the soaking previous systems have brought recently. The best chance for higher amounts is in northwestern Minnesota, where it’s needed most.

48 hr NWS QPF
Forecast total rainfall through early Friday
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

It will still be warm, especially for southeastern Minnesota Wednesday in areas that will remain mainly dry and see a little more sun.

wed hi 5
Forecast highs Wednesday
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

Clouds will decrease through the day Thursday from west to east. High temperatures will be back in the low to mid-70s south to 50s northeast.

thu hi 5
Forecast highs Thursday
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

Temperatures warm back into the 80s and beyond Friday and Saturday for southern Minnesota.

sat hi
Forecast highs Saturday
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

We’ll also be in an unsettled, convective pattern with a few spotty, pop-up thundershowers generated by daytime heating Friday into the weekend. The best chances will be in northern Minnesota, with a better statewide chance Saturday as a cool front moves through.

fri-mon prec
Forecast precipitation 7 a.m. Friday through 1 a.m. Monday
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, via Pivotal Weather
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