Areas of black ice Wednesday morning

The thaw continues across Minnesota

Both black ice and fog cause travel concerns Wednesday morning, but otherwise it’s another day of widespread snow melt.

Wednesday’s forecast

Following highs mostly in the 40s Tuesday, clear skies overnight allowed temperatures for most of the state to drop below freezing by Wednesday morning. Lows are ranging from teens north to a few low 30s south. 

Because of all the melting Tuesday there were many wet areas, including puddles on the roads, that refroze, so watch for black ice Wednesday morning. The melting also provided moisture in the atmosphere for some spotty fog to develop, which will lift by midmorning.

Winds have died down since Tuesday, but without that strong southerly flow and with a few more clouds, highs will be slightly cooler Wednesday. Afternoon temperatures will vary from the 30s north to 40s for most of the state, which is still well above average.

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Wednesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

Temperatures rise even more by the weekend, and rain and snow chances return next week.  That extended forecast will be updated by 9 a.m.

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