We're in for a pretty nice weekend, with temps above average

We could see some rain on Sunday, but probably not very much.
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April showers ... aren't expected for a few days.

We're in for a pretty nice weekend, with the sun returning for many of us Minnesotans on Friday, which will warm things up.

The forecast shows temperatures Friday will be in the upper 40s to upper 50s across the state. Saturday will be even warmer, with highs ranging from the low 50s in northern Minnesota to the low 60s in the Twin Cities and much of southern Minnesota (see map below).

The average temperature this time of year is 50 in the Twin Cities, while Duluth typically sees highs around 41 degrees.

We could see some light rain

There won't be much for April showers to start the month.

The National Weather Service says things will be mostly dry in Minnesota over the next several days, but there are a few chances for some light rain, including on Sunday and Tuesday night.

Rainfall totals "will not amount to much" though, the weather service says. In fact, the Weather Prediction Center website shows from now through Wednesday, southern Minnesota and north-central will likely see the most rain, totaling around a quarter of an inch or less, while central and the rest of northern Minnesota will only see 0.01 inch.

However, this lack of rain won't do much for how dry it is out there. That's why the Minnesota DNR has announced spring burning restrictions begin in parts of Minnesota (see map below) Friday. The agency is warning that dead grass and brush can start on fire easily and burn quickly.

Restrictions usually last four to six weeks, until stuff starts to green over, the DNR says.

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