Light rain and more clouds keep Minnesota cooler

Northern Minnesota stays the sunnier spot Wednesday

Following a frosty start, Minnesota temperatures remain below average through the day, and light rain showers move through.

Wednesday’s forecast

As forecast, Minnesota woke up on the chilly side Wednesday morning, with lows in the 20s and 30s. This meant frost for much of the state, including a few places where it is late enough in the spring to warrant a frost advisory, which was issued for Wabasha and Goodhue counties, which are southeast of the Twin Cities.

Daytime temperatures also run about 10 degrees below average for most of the state, with highs in the 50s.

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Wednesday forecast high temperatures
National Weather Service

Especially for southern Minnesota, this is a few degrees cooler than Tuesday, which is due to less sunshine. 

Clouds spread across the southern half of Minnesota through the morning, leading to a cloudy afternoon.

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Forecast storm location Wednesday evening
National Weather Service

This is due to a storm that will slide south of the state. That system also brings light rain chances which are highest for the southern edge of the state, then diminish as you head north, with the rain likely to miss northern Minnesota. For the Twin Cities, the timing for a couple light showers is most likely from the midafternoon into the evening.

There are a couple other spotty rain chances in the week ahead, but no major storms are currently forecast. 

That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

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