A windy, wet Wednesday

The last day of September brings seasonable highs

Under the influence of two cold fronts, temperatures rise little through the day, winds increase and more rain moves in.

Wednesday’s forecast

All of Minnesota is starting off above average Wednesday, with 40s for most of the state and 50s south.

Due to a cold front that just cleared through southern Minnesota, temperatures rise little through the day, with forecast highs in the 50s and 60s.

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Wednesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

This is seasonable for late September, but slightly cooler than Tuesday. 

That front brought scattered showers overnight, which are exiting Minnesota as of Wednesday morning. However, another front is already approaching northern Minnesota that will bring scattered showers and isolated storms north, and spottier activity south. That includes occasional showers and storms for the Twin Cities from Wednesday afternoon into early Thursday.

Here is the weather pattern, with Minnesota between the influence of the two cold fronts:

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Forecast weather pattern Wednesday evening
National Weather Service

With that pattern, winds have already increased, and gusts will top 30 and even 40 mph for portions of western and southern Minnesota, particularly in the afternoon.

The second cold front brings in much colder air for the second half of the week. That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

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