A proper cold front: Coldest night in four months ahead

Rain shower chances Friday; Nice, autumnal Saturday

Forecast low temperatures Thursday morning
Forecast low temperatures Thursday morning.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


After the longest run of 70-degree days on record in the Twin Cities, a proper fall-like cold front has arrived.

Gusty northwest winds are blowing in much colder air. Temperatures are hovering around 67 degrees in the Twin Cities Wednesday afternoon.

Temperatures Wednesday afternoon
Temperatures Wednesday afternoon.
Oklahoma Mesonet

That’s 25 degrees colder than Tuesday’s record high of 92 degrees.

The Twin Cities and southern Minnesota will feel temperatures in the 40s for the first time since May 27 when the mercury dropped to 45 degrees at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. That’s the last time temperatures dipped below 50 degrees in the Twin Cities.

Thursday brings a chilly but sunny day across Minnesota. Highs will struggle to make the low 60s Thursday afternoon.

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Forecast high temperatures Thursday
Forecast high temperatures Thursday

Friday brings a chance for a few rain showers. Saturday looks nice but autumnal. Highs should get close to 70 in the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota.

Forecast high temperatures Saturday
Forecast high temperatures Saturday

Sunday looks sunny but cool and breezy with a high in the 60s.

The fall equinox occurs at 8:03 p.m. Thursday.

Happy autumn!