Forecast: Pretty good weekend

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Twin Cities NWS weather story highlights cold front and rain chances overnight.

We’re on a roll.

By my count this is consecutive weekend number 5 with decent weather in much of the region. Yes there been a little rain or a cooler than average breezy day here and there, but overall we’re getting some pretty good weekend weather this summer. This weekend should be another weather winner.

Here’s a rundown on what to expect in the skies this weekend.

Friday Night: This should be a beautiful evening in most of southern and eastern Minnesota. Look for a mild southerly breeze and temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s.

A cold front cutting into northwest Minnesota will bring chances of showers and thunderstorms in the north and west through this evening. It will be cooler behind the front with temperatures in the 60s.

The front and rain chances should reach eastern Minnesota and the Twin Cities after midnight. The computers are hinting at a half inch of rain with this system. I’m hopeful, but not holding my breath for the drought plagued metro.

Saturday: The front should clear eastern Minnesota and move into Wisconsin by morning. That will leave a breezy to windy and cooler day in its wake. Look for plenty of sun in the morning to midday, with puffy clouds marching southeastward in the afternoon sky. There will be enough instability for a few scattered passing showers in the afternoon, especially in the northern half of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Look for highs in the mid 70s south and upper 60s to low 70s north. Brisk northwest winds will gust over 25 mph at times.

Sunday: Sunday looks like the warmer day of the weekend. There should be less wind too. There is just a slight chance of a shower. Look for highs near 80 again in the south and in the 70s north.

I’ll be at the Brainerd Lakes area weather lab north this weekend chasing a little white ball around. Hopefully my game, and the weekend weather will keep it in the fairway.

Enjoy the weekend!

PH

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