Rain moves through Minnesota Friday

Most places see highs only make it into the low 60s

A cold front making its way across Minnesota Friday is bringing rain and briefly cooler temperatures.

Friday’s forecast

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6:50 a.m. Friday radar
National Weather Service

Minnesota is starting the day Friday with a cold front carving its way across the state, headed southeast. As of 7 a.m., it is passing through central Minnesota, bringing a broad swath of predominantly light to moderate showers along with it. 

It continues southeast through the day, finally clearing through the state by evening. There could be a few isolated thunderstorms with the rain, but rain showers are the primary weather, and no severe weather is expected.

Precipitation totals will be light with most places, including the Twin Cities, expected to see under a quarter-inch of rainfall.  For the Twin Cities, the most likely timing is right around the lunch hour, from late morning to early afternoon.

Because much of the state either saw extra cloud cover overnight as the front moved in, or stayed ahead of the front in a southerly wind flow, morning temperatures are a couple degrees above average in most spots, mostly in the 40s and 50s.

However, because of the clouds and limited sunshine, plus cooler air coming in behind the front, warming is limited Friday. Much of Minnesota will be stuck n the lower 60s for highs.

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Friday high temperatures
National Weather Service

Rain clears out by Friday evening, and more sunshine and milder temperatures return for the weekend.

That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

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