Minneapolis/St. Paul forecast from the KARE 11 weather team.


MINNEAPOLIS - A blustery start to your Saturday, winds are out of the south/southeast 10-20 mph with higher gusts out ahead of a front that is pushing through central and northern Minnesota this morning. Showers, isolated thunderstorms and snow are falling from western Minnesota through the north shore. The freeze line is around Ely this morning so north and east of their it is all snow. A Winter Weather Advisory is posted for the North Shore, a cold white April Saturday for that area of the state. Temperatures will push into the 60 today and up through 70 Sunday.

Tonight those showers will push south and southeast into the metro and southeastern Minnesota. A few scattered thunderstorms are possible with gusty winds this evening. The front will sag south into southeastern Minnesota overnight but showers are expected to continue through the morning hours of Easter in southeastern Minnesota. Most of the metro will stay dry with partly cloudy skies and temperatures reaching 70 degrees. The southeastern suburbs will have more clouds, with spotty showers. Southeastern Minnesota from Red Wing south through Rochester will have rain most of the day, clearing in the late afternoon.

The overall temperatures trend is warmer than average through next week. The weather is quiet Monday and Tuesday but another shot at showers and some thunderstorms develops late Wednesday through Friday.

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