Northland Outdoors Forecast: Warm weekend in the region

Temperatures could soar past the 40s for a large chunk the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest this weekend.

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It is that time of year where many will be wanting to get out and do some late season ice fishing for panfish. With this weather on the way I'm expected a lot more water out on top of the ice from melting snow. Also, watch for ice receding from shorelines in the next couple of weeks.

Temperatures will stay quite mild for parts of the region this weekend. Friday will feature highs in the 50s and 60s for a large portion of both North and South Dakota. Southeastern Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin will have a chance of rain showers before heading into the weekend.

Friday's forecast for the region.
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This weekend looks to stay dry for nearly the entire area, but watch for showers to clip southeastern Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin on the later part of Friday.

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Futurecast outlook for Friday.
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We continue the melting on Saturday with highs in the 40s, 50s, and even 60s dominating. A few areas of northeastern North Dakota may stay in the upper 30s on Saturday.

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Saturday's forecast for the region.
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I'm seeing a little breeze on Saturday morning, but as the day moves forward I'm thinking a lot of the wind from the morning will start to back off.


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Saturday's wind forecast.
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Sunday is shaping up to be our warmest day of the weekend.

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Sunday's forecast for the region.
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Winds stay light out of the east and southeast for most of Minnesota and Wisconsin to finish the weekend. More wind will develop, especially for central and western parts of the Dakotas.

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Sunday's wind forecast.
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I grew up in Minnesota and my love of the outdoors lead me on a path to becoming in meteorologist. I got my Bachelor of Science in meteorology at St. Cloud State University. I started out my career as a TV meteorologist in Bismarck at KX News in 2010. I left Bismarck for Fargo in the fall of 2015 where I've been since working for WDAY as well as The Forum.
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