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Rainy weekend ahead, next week's weather could be interesting

Is it going to snow again in April? Excellent question.

April showers bring May flowers. That's the idea, right?

In today's Weather MN blog, brought to you by Pet Evolution, we're talking about multiple rain chances and some thunder through the weekend, including in the Twin Cities.

The first shot of rain arrives Thursday afternoon with a few tenths of an inch possible across parts of southern Minnesota, followed by more wet stuff Friday night into early Saturday and again on Sunday. 

Here's a look at the simulated future radar for today through Sunday afternoon.

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The good news is that after we squeeze out another mid-40s day Thursday, we'll bounce into the 60s Friday-Monday, with 70 possible if the sun is able to show its face. 

Return of snow next week?

Not to be the bearer of bad news, but the National Weather Service is hinting at the potential for a big storm that could bring some wild weather to the nation's midsection next week. 

It's still way too early to get caught up in this, but computer models – which you can never trust completely until storms are basically on your doorstep – are suggesting rain and warm temps in the 70s and 80s on the southern side of the storm and snow with temps in the 30s and 40s on the northern side. 

Last year's mega storm on April 14-15 was a truly impressive and quite unusual, but it's evidence that anything can happen in Minnesota in April.

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