Frost advisories, freeze warnings for much of Minnesota

Frost likely in Twin Cities suburbs and most of the western half of Minnesota

Frost and freeze advisories
Frost and freeze advisories.
Twin Cities National Weather Service

Cover up those Supertunias.

Clearing skies, lighter winds and a cold October air mass will bring widespread frost and freezing temperatures to much of western Minnesota Saturday morning. For many locations, this will be the first frost and freezing temperatures of the fall season.

Low temperatures Saturday morning will dip into the 30s across most of southern Minnesota. The inner Twin Cities metro core should hover around 40 degrees.

Forecast low temperatures Saturday morning
Forecast low temperatures Saturday morning.
Twin Cities National Weather Service

The frost advisory covers much of south-central Minnesota and bumps right up to the far western Twin Cities.

Including the cities of Princeton, St Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Elk River, Madison, Benson, Montevideo, Willmar, Litchfield, Monticello, Granite Falls, Olivia, Hutchinson, Gaylord, Redwood Falls, New Ulm, St Peter, St James, and Fairmont

1156 AM CDT Fri Oct 15 2021


* WHAT...Temperatures in the low to mid 30s will result in frost formation.

* WHERE...Portions of central, east central, south central, southwest and west central Minnesota.

* WHEN...From 1 AM to 9 AM CDT Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if left uncovered.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.

Freeze warnings cover much of western Minnesota, including the Red River Valley.

Including the cities of Crookston, East Grand Forks, Ada, Twin Valley, Halstad, Moorhead, Hallock, Karlstad, Lancaster, Roseau, Warroad, Greenbush, Baudette, Warren, Stephen, Argyle, Newfolden, Middle River, Grygla, Red Lake, Redby, Ponemah, Thief River Falls, Red Lake Falls, Fosston, Fertile, McIntosh, Erskine, Bagley, Clearbrook, Bemidji, Mahnomen, Naytahwaush, Waubun, Alida, Ebro, Lake Itasca, Long Lost Lake, Lower Rice Lake, Roy Lake, Upper Rice Lake, Park Rapids, Detroit Lakes, Wolf Lake, Breckenridge, Fergus Falls, Perham, New York Mills, Parkers Prairie, Henning, Battle Lake, Wadena, Menahga, Elbow Lake, Hoffman, Ashby, Herman, Barrett, Cando, Langdon, Cavalier, Walhalla, Drayton, Pembina, Neche, St. Thomas, Fort Totten, Maddock, Leeds, Minnewaukan, Devils Lake, Grafton, Park River, New Rockford, Lakota, Mcville, Aneta, Tolna, Grand Forks, Cooperstown, Finley, Hope, Mayville, Hillsboro, Hatton, Portland, Valley City, Fargo, Lisbon, Enderlin, Gwinner, Milnor, Forman, Rutland, Wahpeton, Edinburg, Adams, and Lankin

1145 AM CDT Fri Oct 15 2021


* WHAT...Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 29 to 32 expected.

* WHERE...All of eastern North Dakota and the northwest quarter of Minnesota.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 9 AM CDT Saturday. * IMPACTS...Freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Temperatures will be varied throughout the valley, with some areas dropping below freezing while others hover around the freezing mark.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.

Temperatures will moderate this weekend. Lows should remain slightly above freezing Sunday morning. By Sunday afternoon, highs will return to the 60s across much of Minnesota, with 70 degrees possible again in southwestern Minnesota.

Forecast high temperatures Sunday
Forecast high temperatures Sunday.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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