By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thursday will be a lovely one, but the rains will return Friday, with a chance for some severe weather.

WCCO Chief Meteorologist Chris Shaffer says Thursday will be sunnier and warmer, with a high of 55 degrees in the Twin Cities.

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Friday will be windy, with some possible showers and a marginal threat of severe thunderstorms, mainly in southern Minnesota.

Saturday will be more of the same – but the forecasted high in the metro is 72 degrees.

Sunday will kick off a drying trend, and Monday will be windy and cooler, with highs back in the 40s.