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Minnesota Weather: Rain Expected In The Evening Into Friday, Cooler Temps For Labor Day Weekend

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Clouds are increasing Thursday, with rain moving in later in the day. Meanwhile, Labor Day weekend weather looks quiet with below-average temperatures.

Meteorologist Riley O'Connor says the clouds will cool things down a bit Thursday and temperatures shouldn't get much higher than the low- to mid-70s. Then, rain will be on and off in the afternoon, evening and into Friday morning.

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By noon on Thursday, it was raining and thundering through the Minnesota River Valley, with steady rain in Morris and Elrosa.

Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak says it will take a while for the rain to reach the Twin Cities, but it should be in the area by early evening. In the meantime, it will be cloudy in the metro area, with temperatures in the 70s.

Patchy showers could move in around the evening commute through about 7 p.m.

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The rain will continue into Friday morning as storms pull eastward. Clouds should stick around after it moves out.

Saturday will be less cloudy, more sunny, dry and temperatures will reach the mid-70s. Sunday and Labor Day look to be about the same, with the latter day being even more sunny.

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