The entire state remains colder than average Thursday, but under mostly sunny and dry skies.
The combination of colder air moving across the state plus predominantly clear skies has Minnesota starting chilly Wednesday morning.
Morning temperatures range from 20s north to 40s south, which is 10 to 15 degrees below average. The cold start has most of northern Minnesota under either a freeze warning (purple) or a frost advisory (blue) until 8 a.m.
In fact, for many northern locations, this is the coldest morning since May and a few places, including International Falls and Hibbing, set record lows.
Highs will also be about 10 degrees below average for mid-September with 50s north and 60s south.
Skies remain mostly sunny Thursday, although a minor disturbance is bringing a few more clouds to western and especially northwestern Minnesota.
The dry trend continues as temperatures rise into the weekend.
That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.
You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:48 a.m. Monday through Friday.
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