Rainy and cooler for Wednesday

Southern Minnesota may see a few strong storms.

A storm tracking across southern Minnesota is bringing everything from a few heavy areas of rain and storms to a big temperature drop.

Wednesday’s forecast

As of 7 a.m., the low pressure of a storm that will track across southern Minnesota during the day Wednesday has already made it into southwestern Minnesota.

This is already pushing showers and a few storms into southern Minnesota, and that precipitation expands quickly across southern and central Minnesota by late morning.

Due to the path of the storm, the northern edge of the state is unlikely to see much precipitation.

The rest of the state is projected to see about a half-inch to an inch of rain with localized higher rainfall amounts over an inch in areas that see thunderstorms, especially in western Minnesota. There may also be a couple isolated severe storms Wednesday along the southern edge of the state, with large hail as the primary risk.

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Wednesday severe weather risk
National Weather Service

The wet weather continues through the day Wednesday, then winds down overnight.

Cooler air has already filtered across most of the state along with the storm. Morning lows range from 30s north to 50s south, which is actually above average. However, temperatures warm very little during the day, with highs in the 40s for most of the state and 50s south.

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Wednesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

Those are near-average highs for this time of year, but a noticeable cool-down from the recent highs in the 70s much of the state experienced earlier in the week.

Cooler weather continues into the weekend, and parts of the Twin Cities finally get their first frost.

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

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