Frosty suburbs Saturday morning; 70s return by Monday

Big temperature swings are ahead.

Forecast minimum temps Saturday
Forecast minimum temps Saturday
NOAA

It’s that time of year Twin Cities.

Our lingering summery weather pattern has finally given way to more typical fall-like temperatures. And that means chances for frost for southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities.

The coldest temperatures the next few days likely arrive on Saturday morning. The inner Twin Cities urban core inside the Interstate 494/Interstate 694 loop should hover at or above 40 degrees Saturday morning. But the suburbs and much of southern Minnesota will dip into the 30s.

Forecast minimum temps Saturday
Forecast minimum temps Saturday
NOAA

Highs hover near 60 degrees in southern Minnesota Saturday afternoon. Sunday brings the start of milder temperatures. Highs will push back into the mid-60s in the Twin Cities by Sunday afternoon.

70s return Monday

If Monday is your day off — congratulations. Next Monday brings highs back into the 70s once again.

Forecast high temperatures Monday
Forecast high temperatures Monday
NOAA

There are signs of colder air and more frost potential later next week. Lows in the 30s look likely again across most of Minnesota by next Thursday.

Forecast minimum temps Thursday
Forecast minimum temps Thursday
NOAA

Drought improves in western Minnesota

Another soaking rain has helped ease drought in parts of western Minnesota. Here’s the latest drought report:

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