74 mph winds and big waves in Duluth. Near 60 Saturday. Frigid Halloween?

2 to 3 inch rainfall totals up north

Our late October storm system delivered as advertised, and then some.

High winds and big waves pounded the shoreline of Lake Superior.

Winds gusted to 74 mph on the Blatnik Bridge between Duluth and Superior, Wis. Rainfall totals exceeded 2 inches at several locations in northern Minnesota — more than 3 inches fell at Hackensack.

Winds reached severe thunderstorm criteria gusts 58 mph in Alexandria, Minn.

Wind advisories continue until 6 p.m. for most of Minnesota. Gusts to 50 mph are possible for Tuesday.

Cold now; 60 Saturday?

Temperatures in the 30s and 40s are back. But timing looks good for a Saturday warmup. Highs may push 60 degrees in the Twin Cities Saturday afternoon.

Frigid Halloween?

The longer-range maps look scary cold for Halloween. Early indications favor temperatures in the 20s and 30s in the days surrounding Halloween this year. So far it looks mostly dry.

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