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Northland Outdoors Forecast: Dry Labor Day with chilly temperatures for parts of the region

We will stay dry and sunny across the region Friday through Labor Day, but a few will deal with some much cooler air.

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A cold front will sweep across the region drawing in cooler air to stick around for the holiday weekend. Winds will pick up behind the front on Friday. Expect a north and northwest breeze for most of the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest.

Friday's forecast.
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The breeze will back off heading into Saturday. Saturday will feature light winds out of the northeast for Minnesota with light east and southeast winds for eastern North Dakota. A breeze will slowly pick up for Lake Sakakawea on the western side of North Dakota.

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Saturday wind forecast.
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With this cool airmass sliding into the region we can expect a cool start to Saturday. The clear sky and light winds will allow temperatures to drop into the 50s and even some 40s. The coolest spots will be in northern Minnesota. It could be a cool start to those without heat doing some late season camping.

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Saturday morning forecast.
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Temperatures will struggle to hit 70° in northern Minnesota. Some areas along the shorelines of Lake Superior will stay in the lower 60s! Although temperatures will be MUCH cooler than this last week; the combination of light winds and sunshine will make for a mild day. Wouldn't be a bad day to bring in the dock for those who are closing down the cabin this weekend.

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Saturday afternoon forecast highs.
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Winds will start to pick up out of the southeast for the Dakotas on Sunday. I'm still seeing generally lighter winds out of the east and southeast for most of Minnesota.


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Wind forecast for Sunday.
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Sunday will be a little warmer than Saturday, but not by much for most across Minnesota. Heat is back for the central and western Dakotas. Some places out west will hit the 90s again! Sunshine will continue Sunday.

Sunday's forecast.
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Labor Day is shaping up to be the warmest day for the holiday weekend (of course the last day when most are heading home!). We stay dry and sunny throughout the day. Parts of the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota will have a little more wind out of the southeast.

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Labor Day outlook for the region.
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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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