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Northland Outdoors Forecast: Tracking showers, thunder, and wind this weekend

A couple rounds of showers and even thundershowers will be possible this Mother's Day weekend in the region.

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Most of the region will stay dry and mild on Friday. Expect a southeast wind throughout the day. A few showers look to pop up in the western side of the Dakotas. A few thunderstorms can't be ruled out.

Tracking showers for Friday and a few thunderstorms.
StormTRACKER Weather

Saturday is shaping up to be warmer, but a little blustery at times. The weekend combination of warmer temperatures, wind, and a few chances of rain will help quicken ice off the lakes for the northern tier of our area. I've been keeping a close eye on ice out in Minnesota as the fishing opener is fast approaching.

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Saturday's outlook.
StormTRACKER Weather

Another front will move into the Dakotas on Saturday bringing a second round of showers and even thunderstorms. This front will eventually move into the Red River Valley and western Minnesota Saturday night into Sunday.

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Tracking another front to bring showers and storms.
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The breeze is looking to be a little strong on Saturday. Although the wind can be annoying, this breeze will help dry out some of the areas hit hard with heavy rain recently and push ice to the shores in northern Minnesota.

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Saturday's wind forecast for the region.
StormTRACKER Weather

Showers and a few rumbles will remain over parts of the region on Sunday. Any outdoor plans in the region for Mother's Day should have a back up in case the rain ends up situated over your area.


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Sunday featuring a chance of showers and thundershowers.
StormTRACKER Weather

If you are putting in the dock this weekend (for areas without ice still on the lakes) you may be fighting the wind Saturday and then a chance of showers and wind Sunday.

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Sunday's outlook.
StormTRACKER Weather

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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