MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – While northern Minnesota braced for a blast of snow Friday, there was a bright sign of spring in Minneapolis.

(credit: Sea Salt Eatery)

Sea Salt Eatery opened for its first day of the season Friday morning, when temperatures were only in the upper 30s, about 10 degrees below average.

The seafood restaurant near Minnehaha Falls is now open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Unfortunately, cold weather is expected to linger over the state for the next week.