Northwest winds blow cool air into Minnesota; showers Friday

Coolest air since spring is settling into Minnesota

24 hour temp change
24 hour change in temperatures: note the cool blast in central North America
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

Gusty northwest winds have dropped temperatures across Minnesota. Highs will be in the 60s south, 50s north Wednesday with a chilly night Wednesday night. Lows will be in the 40s south and 30s northeast early Thursday. 

Transition to cool weather

After a new record high Tuesday of 92 degrees in the Twin Cities (the previous record was 91 set in 1931), temperatures were more than 30 degrees cooler early Wednesday morning. Blustery northwest winds will continue to usher in cooler air Wednesday.

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Forecast wind gusts through the day Wednesday
College of DuPage

High temperatures Wednesday afternoon will range from the  50s in northern Minnesota to 60s in southern Minnesota.

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Forecast high temperatures Wednesday
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

Wednesday night into early Thursday morning will bring the coolest low temperature yet in the Twin Cities. Lows will range from the 30s in northeast Minnesota to 40s elsewhere.

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Forecast low temperatures Wednesday night into early Thursday
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

It will be the first night below 50 degrees at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this season. The last time we were that cool was May 27 when it was 45 degrees that morning.

Showers possible Friday; brighter weekend

Our next system moves in Friday bringing showers to western Minnesota early Friday morning and spreading into eastern Minnesota midday into the afternoon.

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Forecast precipitation 4 a.m. Friday through 4 a.m. Saturday
College of DuPage

We’ll see some lingering clouds and perhaps a shower or two Saturday.

Sunday should be the brighter day of the weekend. Highs will remain in the 60s both Saturday and Sunday with signs 70s could return next week for southern Minnesota.  

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