Cooler weather coming for Friday and the weekend

As we slip past sunset and into darkness this Thursday evening, scattered areas of thunderstorms are diminishing in coverage over Minnesota.  The remaining storms are mostly small and are tracking generally toward the east-southeast across east central and northeastern Minnesota. They should diminish as the atmosphere cools.

Some of the more active weather the next few hours is likely to be over northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect. Source:NWS.

Some showers could hang around until dawn, mainly in far northern Minnesota.

Friday promises to be a cool and breezy day with some scattered showers, but no severe weather.  Look for high temperatures from the low 60s north to the low 70s in the south.

Saturday looks like a nice, quiet day in our part of the world as a low pressure system spins to our east over the Great Lakes.

High pressure will bring a pleasant Saturday. Source:NWS.

Campers and those with an early tee time on Saturday should be prepared for a chilly start.  Low temperatures will drop into the low 40s mainly in northern Minnesota, and some upper 30s are possible in low areas.

Chilly temperatures are coming for Saturday morning. Source:NWS.

Sunday will be a little warmer.

Looking way ahead, the 7-day outlook for precipitation through next Thursday does not look very soggy for Minnesota.

The green colors over Minnesota show a forecast of not too much rain the next week. Source:NWS.