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It could be a wet, stormy start to the high school football season in Minnesota

Thursday looks great, but Friday games could be impacted by storms.

Week 1 of the high school football season kicks off in Minnesota with a slate of games Thursday and Friday, and fans that want to stay dry will need to keep an eye on the forecast as the days get closer.  

Thursday is looking pretty darn perfect at this point, with a high temps across the state in the 70s before chances of rain come in after midnight. Timing could change things, but as of now games on Thursday should be played under ideal conditions. 

There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight Thursday into Friday, but current thinking from the National Weather Service suggests any rain that falls will happen after the high school games have finished. 

Higher chances of a sloppy, stormy Friday night

Region by region, here's what Friday night has in store. 

  • Duluth/Northland: showers likely
  • Bemidji area: 40 percent chance of storms
  • Moorhead area: 30 percent chance of storms
  • St. Cloud area: 50 percent chance of storms
  • Twin Cities: storms likely
  • Rochester area: storms likely
  • Mankato area: 50 percent chance of storms
  • Marshall area: 40 percent chance of storms

According to the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service, some storms could be severe on Friday, although considering it is still a few days away it's too early to predict what's most likely to happen. 

Consider this weather story as a notice to be ready for inclement weather Friday night. We'll be sure to provide more detailed updates as the storm system gets closer. 

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