Here comes the rain ☔️

There's a marginal risk for some severe weather, too.

For the next few days, be sure to have your umbrella handy.

The forecast shows southern Minnesota could see more than an inch of rain from Thursday into Saturday morning, with lesser amounts possible in the Twin Cities and up north (see map below).

Rain will start to move into Minnesota on Thursday, reaching southwestern and south-central Minnesota around noon, before expanding into central and northern Minnesota by the evening, the National Weather Service explains. The rain could be light and isolated at times, but may pick up again at night.

Some isolated thunderstorms are possible, especially in southern Minnesota Thursday afternoon and overnight. The National Weather Service says there's a "marginal risk" of severe weather in southwestern and south-central Minnesota – including in Marshall, Mankato and Albert Lea – with the main threat with these potential storms being isolated large hail.

The National Weather Service says rain will decrease on Friday, but could linger in far southern Minnesota.

It may be wet, but it'll be warmer

The forecast shows highs in the Twin Cities in the mid- to upper-40s through this weekend (the normal high for March 24 is 45 degrees). Duluth, which won't see nearly as much precipitation as southern Minnesota, will be in the 30s and 40s, which is a little above the average high of 38 degrees for this time of year.

And next week it'll be even warmer, with the National Weather Service saying highs in the mid-50s and lows in the mid-30s are possible for the Twin Cities and St. Cloud areas.

The Climate Prediction Center shows there's a 50 percent chance Minnesota will see above-average temperatures over the next six to 10 days.

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