Highs finally make it out of the 30s

Northern Minnesota sees a wintry mix Tuesday

Northern Minnesota sees a wintry mix of weather Wednesday morning, while the rest of the state sees sunshine and slightly milder temperatures.

Wednesday’s forecast

Thanks to light winds out of the south, Wednesday morning is starting off much milder than Tuesday, with temperatures in the upper 20s and 30s. Overall, the day will be slightly warmer, with much of the state making it into the 40s. 

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Wednesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

This is still 5 to 10 degrees below average, but not as cold as our recent trend, as many parts of Minnesota have been stuck only in the 20s and 30s for the past week or longer. For example, the last time the Twin Cities saw temperatures above the 30s was back on Oct. 17.

As of 7 a.m., a cold front is just north of our Canadian border and is starting to bring a wintry mix of precipitation into the northwest corner of the state. 

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6:38 a.m. Wednesday radar
National Weather Service

This expected mix of rain, snow and freezing rain will spread across northern Minnesota through the morning, before turning to rain in the afternoon as it exits the Arrowhead. Although the precipitation stays light, it could cause a few slick spots on the roads, so be careful. 

The cold front passes south through Minnesota during the day, but because moisture is so limited, the rest of the state is unlikely to get precipitation and instead sees partly sunny skies.

Behind the front, temperatures dip slightly again Thursday, but the extended trend is for warmer weather. That forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

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