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Storms possible across Minnesota Friday, Saturday; gorgeous Sunday

Best chance for severe storms is in northwest Minnesota. Lower chances in the metro.

Widespread severe weather is not in the forecast for Minnesota Friday through Saturday, but some storms could reach severe levels, especially in northwestern parts of the state. 

A line of storms is expected to develop in North Dakota and push through northwestern Minnesota late in the day Friday, with more storms developing to the south that could push through central and southern Minnesota overnight and through the morning hours Saturday. 

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The Twins Cities is on the edge of a marginal risk for severe storms, so it's more likely that any storms that move through the metro will be non-severe, and there appears to be a couple of chances for them. 

The first wave, if we can even call it that, will be any remnants of storms that are ongoing (as of 7 a.m.) in south-central Minnesota. Those are expected to dissipate, but could hold together long enough to reach the Interstate 94 corridor, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in the Twin Cities. 

The next chance will come on Saturday morning as a low pressure system and cold front push through. The best chance for heavy rain will be closer to the low pressure center, which will be up in northwest parts of Minnesota. 

You can see how active the simulated future radar is right here. 


"Today and Saturday will be mild and humid, with widespread showers tomorrow. Cooler temperatures and dry weather is in store for Sunday and Monday," says the NWS Twin Cities. 

Sunday looks awesome with temps in the upper 60s to low 70s – perfect for a little football between the Vikings and Raiders and the final Twins home game of the regular season – before another active week unfolds with multiple chances of showers and storms. 

Not only that, the cooler, less humid air we'll get Sunday and Monday could be out the door as there are more signs of heat and humidity returning through the end of the month. 

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