Noticeably cooler weather Wednesday

Mostly sunny skies prevail by the afternoon

A cold front is dropping temperatures across Minnesota and brings another round of frost and freeze concerns overnight Wednesday.

Wednesday’s forecast

A cold front that has been slowly moving across the state since Tuesday has cleared through the entire state as of Wednesday morning. 

Behind it, breezy northwest winds will draw colder air across the state.

Wednesday is starting off seasonable, with a few lows in the 40s north, and most of the state in the 50s. Highs, however, will be about 10 degrees cooler than Tuesday, ranging from 50s north to a few 70s south.

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Wednesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

High pressure settles in behind the cold front, bringing mostly sunny skies by afternoon, including to northern Minnesota, which sees a few more clouds through the morning. The pattern change will also help clear the haze we have seen the past couple days out of the atmosphere.

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Thursday morning low temperatures
National Weather Service

Under those clear skies, combined with the colder air, much of northern Minnesota will drop to near freezing overnight, and parts of the Arrowhead could dip into the 20s.

Because of this all of northern and portions of central Minnesota are under either freeze warnings or frost advisories from midnight until 8 a.m. Thursday.

Cold weather is likely to cause similar concerns Friday.
That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:48 a.m. Monday through Friday.

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