Coldest night in five months: Frost advisories, freeze warnings in effect

Lows in the 20s north and 30s in the Twin Cities Wednesday morning

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

Get ready for the coldest night in five months, Minnesota.

Temperatures Wednesday morning will fall into the 20s up north, and 30s across most all of Minnesota Wednesday morning.

The Twin Cities inner urban core is likely to drop to around 37 to 39 degrees early Wednesday.

Forecast low temperatures Wednesday
Forecast low temperatures Wednesday
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The last time we got colder than 37 degrees is when the temperature at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport bottomed out at 36 degrees on April 28.

Freeze warnings are up for most of northern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin just east of the Twin Cities.

Including the cities of International Falls, Ely, Isabella, Bigfork, Hibbing, Two Harbors, Silver Bay, Grand Marais, Walker, Grand Rapids, Pine River, Brainerd, Hill City, Aitkin, Duluth, Pine City, Hinckley, Superior, Washburn, Bayfield, Ashland, Hurley, Grantsburg, Spooner, Hayward, and Phillips

225 PM CDT Tue Sep 27 2022


* WHAT...Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 28 expected.

* WHERE...Portions of east central, north central and northeast Minnesota and north central and northwest Wisconsin.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 8 AM CDT Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Areas adjacent/near Lake Superior will likely remain above freezing but may still receive frost.

Frost advisories are out for the Twin Cities and all of western and southern Minnesota.

Including the cities of Alexandria, Morris, Glenwood, St Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Elk River, Madison, Benson, Montevideo, Willmar, Litchfield, Monticello, Minneapolis, Blaine, St Paul, Stillwater, Granite Falls, Olivia, Hutchinson, Gaylord, Chanhassen, Chaska, Victoria, Shakopee, Hastings, Redwood Falls, New Ulm, St Peter, Le Sueur, Faribault, Red Wing, St James, Mankato, Waseca, Owatonna, Fairmont, Blue Earth, and Albert Lea

219 PM CDT Tue Sep 27 2022


* WHAT...Temperatures as low as 32 will result in frost formation.

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

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 8 AM CDT Wednesday.

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

Temperatures will gradually warm the rest of the week with highs in the 70s again by late this week into the weekend.

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