Late-evening rain showers Thursday capped off a week of chilly and windy weather in the southeast corner of the state. Weekend forecasts are calling for a mix of warm and cool temperatures, with just a small chance of precipitation.
"There's a low pressure system coming up from Nebraska and South Dakota, moving south to north," said meteorologist Jim Kaiser of the National Weather Service in Grand Forks. "It's an unsettled pattern, so the rain should end overnight tonight, Saturday should be dry, and there's another slight shower chance Sunday."
Kaiser said that as of 7 a.m. Friday, Valley City had received half an inch of precipitation, but the best moisture will fall east and south of the area in Wahpeton and Wadena, Minn.
Weekend temperatures will bring a mixed bag, according to Kaiser.
"It's not really going to be windy. Saturday should be more sunny, in the 65 degree range, but a cold front will roll in Saturday night bringing temps in the low 40s."
After a week of ups and downs, weather in the are will settle down to a more mild mid-April pace.
"Looks like everything's going to be pretty normal for the next week, with highs in the 50s," Kaiser said. "That's really typical for this time of year."