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Northwestern vs. Minnesota weather report, pregame notes, pictures

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Rain was falling at Ryan Field an hour before Northwestern kicks off its Big Ten opener again Minnesota. The rain has subsided, and sun is now sort of out with 30 minutes to go, but there is still a chance of rain.

Winds upwards of 20 miles per hour were predicted earlier in the week for Saturday, and now weather.com says winds could reach 30 miles per hour.

Weather.com also says there is a "slight chance of a rain shower," with a 20 percent chance of precipitation.

The National Weather Service issued a Lakeshore Flood Advisory until 11 p.m. Saturday night:

STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTING TO 35 MPH AT TIMES WILL RESULT IN WAVES TO 12 FT WITH OCCASIONAL WAVES TO 15 FT. THIS COMBINED WITH ABOVE AVERAGE LAKE LEVELS WILL LIKELY PRODUCE MINOR FLOODING OF THE TYPICALLY FLOOD PRONE AREAS ALONG THE LAKE FRONT. WAVES WILL DROP BELOW 10 FT LATE THIS EVENING WHICH WILL DIMINISH THE THREAT FOR MINOR FLOODING.

Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-50s this afternoon, with a high of 56.

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