MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The forecast heading into the weekend calls for rain, highs near 50 and a Top 10 Weather Day.

WCCO-TV forecaster Kylie Bearse says clouds will wash over northern Minnesota Thursday night, and most communities won’t see snow.

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Instead, rain will fall overnight, and by Friday morning showers could swing down over the Twin Cities metro area.

The early rain will be followed by a day of clouds and wind, but highs Friday will climb close to 50 degrees.

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Saturday is shaping up to be a Top 10 Weather Day. The wind will likely quiet down, the skies look to be partly cloudy and the mercury is expected to rise to the mid-40s.

Many communities will see melting, and it’ll continue into next week, as temperatures look to remain above average.

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