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Published on February 29, 2024
Minneapolis Residents to Enjoy Sunny, Windy Spring Weather Ahead of Possible Weekend RainSource: Unsplash/Eastman Childs

Get ready to soak up the sun, Minneapolis residents, because the forecast is looking bright and warm. According to the National Weather Service, today in Minneapolis, MN, you can expect "sunny, with a high near 50" and a comfortable south wind blowing at 10 to 15 mph. As the evening draws in, the skies will remain "clear, with a low around 33" and the south wind continuing at a gentle 10 mph.

Friday is set to follow suit with sunny skies, and temperatures are expected to climb to a pleasant 58 degrees. However, brace yourself for a windy day. The south wind will pick up during the day, reaching 10 to 20 mph, and you might encounter some gusts whipping up as high as 30 mph. The night will maintain the trend with "mostly clear" conditions and lows dipping to around 36, according to forecast.weather.gov.

As the weekend kicks off, Saturday brings "partly sunny" weather, with highs hovering near 58 degrees, while a south-southwest wind shifts to east-southeast later in the afternoon. It's not all sunshine, though; the evening could bring a 20 percent chance of rain, making the night breezy and "mostly cloudy," with lows around 44.

Sunday is when things start to really heat up. Expect "partly sunny" conditions and a high soaring to near 70 degrees. It will be breezy again, with southeast winds at around 20 mph, shifting south-southwest in the afternoon, there might be gusts reaching up to 30 mph. Rain could enter the scene later in the day, as there's a 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after noon.

Transitioning into Monday, the city may see a mix of rain and snow. The weather service states there is "a chance of snow before 8 am, then a chance of rain," and while the sky will be "partly sunny," temperatures will fall to a high near 43. The rest of the week continues with a slight chance of snow on Monday night and mostly sunny days with highs in the low 40s. Keep an umbrella handy on Wednesday as there's a 20 percent chance of rain amidst "partly sunny" skies and Southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.