GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Much warmer air is on the way for the long weekend, but it does come with some rain chances as the warmer air moves in on Friday.  The leading edge of the warmer air will bring a few rounds of rain and a few thunderstorms.

The first round of showers and some thunderstorms begins in the early morning hours of Friday and continues on and off through the afternoon, finally pushing off to the east Friday evening. Temperatures Friday head to the upper 60s to low 70s. No severe weather is in the forecast for Minnesota or Wisconsin.

Saturday and Sunday are dry and warm for most areas. Far northern Minnesota could get a few showers Saturday but nothing that will keep a boat off the lake for the whole day. Highs reach the 70s for most areas in southern Minnesota and the metro.

Then the storms return Monday with a soggy and cooler day overall. It's the wettest and coolest day of the long weekend.

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