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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR MINNESOTA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
325 AM CDT FRI APR 18 2014


AREAS OF FOG DEVELOPED AFTER MIDNIGHT OVER PARTS OF EASTERN
MINNESOTA.  CLOUDS THICKENED OVER THE WEST DURING THE NIGHT BUT IT
REMAINED DRY HOWEVER.  EARLY MORNING TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM AROUND
10 ABOVE IN THE NORTHEAST TO THE LOWER 30S IN THE SOUTHWEST.

CLOUDS WILL DRIFT OVER THE STATE MUCH OF THE DAY...WITH A MIX OF
SUNSHINE AT TIMES. THERE EVEN MAY BE A BRIEF RAIN OR SNOW SHOWER
OVER THE WEST THROUGH THE MORNING.  TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO
WARM THROUGH THE 50S SOUTH...AND EVEN SOME LOWER 60S TO THE
SOUTHWEST...AS A SOUTHEAST WIND INCREASES TODAY. THE NORTH WILL
REMAIN IN THE 40S.

LATER TONIGHT...A FRONT WILL MOVE EAST OVER THE DAKOTAS.  THIS WILL
SPREAD SOME SHOWERS INTO WESTERN MINNESOTA LATER TONIGHT.
MEANWHILE...WITH COLDER AIR IN PLACE TO THE NORTHEAST...A MIX OF
RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW IS EXPECTED. THIS WILL CONTINUE INTO
SATURDAY MORNING AS WELL...AND A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN
EFFECT FOR PARTS OF THE NORTHEAST FOR LATE TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY
MORNING.  OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL RANGE IN THE MID 20S NORTHEAST TO
MID 40S SOUTHWEST.

THE FRONT WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE STATE SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT.
THE MIXED PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE OVER THE NORTHEAST...WITH THE
THREAT OF SHOWERS AND PERHAPS A FEW THUNDERSTORMS IN THE SOUTH.
HIGHS SATURDAY AFTERNOON WILL RANGE IN THE LOWER 40S NORTHEAST TO
LOWER 70S SOUTH.

THE CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL LINGER...MAINLY IN THE
FAR SOUTH INTO SUNDAY...AS THE FRONT STALLS TO THE SOUTHEAST.
SUNSHINE SHOULD PREVAIL OVER MOST OF THE REMAINDER OF MINNESOTA.
HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO TOP OUT IN THE MID 50S NORTHEAST TO
LOWER 70S SOUTH.

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