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Fire danger fades slightly as rain chances approach for Saturday

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WEATHER STORY: A trio of troughs of lower air pressure is pushing our way. That moisture is easing the fire threat slightly for Minnesota and the U.P. But, it remains very high in Wisconsin. The National Weather Service states that Wisconsin on Friday faces another Near Critical Fire Danger. Light rain is expected through early Sunday morning. Check the slide show above for a map of the fire danger zone and a short term forecast.

FRIDAY NIGHT: The low pressure troughs are not powerful or moisture packed so the rain chance will be only 30%. The low temperature will be near 45. The wind will be S 5-15 mph.

SATURDAY: The sky will be partly sunny with a 50% chance for showers. The high temperature will be 60. The wind will be SE 5-10 mph.

SUNDAY: The sky will become partly cloudy as the rain chance goes away early. Regional rain totals will probably only run a tenth to a quarter of an inch. The low temperature in the morning will be 43. The high will be 68. The wind will be SSE 5-10 mph.

COMING UP:  Another rain chance will arrive by next Wednesday. There are signs that one could provide a better precip payoff. Friday night, meteorologist Dave Anderson will talk about the rain totals possible next Wednesday Friday. This weekend, meteorologist Peter Kvietkauskas will eye up a trio of days in the 70's that should pop up next week.

Dave Anderson

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