Another day of summerlike warmth Wednesday

Western Minnesota can expect rain showers by the end of the day.

Wednesday brings another day with highs more typical of July than late September, but clouds and rain start moving in from the west that portend cooler weather.

Wednesday’s forecast

Ahead of the same warm front that kept Minnesota warm on Tuesday, the state is off to a very mild start for late September. Other than a couple 40s in the Arrowhead, most of Minnesota is starting Wednesday in the 50s, wit numerous 60s south and west.

Highs also remain 10 to 20 degrees above average again, with 80s expected for most of Minnesota. 

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Wednesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

For eastern Minnesota temperatures will be a couple degrees higher than Tuesday, but along the western edge of the state, they are likely to be a couple degrees lower. This is because clouds increase during the day, particularly along the western edge of the state, as the next weather system approaches from the west.  A few showers are also possible in that area by late evening.

The rainy pattern returns for all of Minnesota by Thursday, ushering in temperatures that turn noticeably cooler by the weekend.

That forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

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