Mild again Wednesday; strong cold front Wednesday night

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Fall color coming on
Fall color coming on
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Warm again Wednesday

Wednesday will be our seventh consecutive mild day. Afternoon high temperatures will be in the mid-60s north and the low 70s south. The Twin Cities should get enough sun to warm into the low 70s on a day when the average high is 64. Wind will be light from the southwest and then northwest in the afternoon.

Scattered light showers have been missing the drought-stricken Twin Cities area overnight and into Wednesday morning. Radar located them at around 8 a.m. They are moving slowly in various directions.

Weather radar 8 a.m. Wednesday
Weather radar 8 a.m. Wednesday
National Weather Service

Widely scattered showers will continue Wednesday. Most showers will be light and over southern Minnesota. Scattered showers and possibly a few thunderstorms are likely for northern Minnesota, especially the northeast.

The Twin Cities will have just a chance of scattered light rain, but nothing to help the drought.

Canadian cold front

A strong cold front from Manitoba will drive into northwestern Minnesota Wednesday. Winds behind the front will be quite blustery. A wind advisory has been posted for the Red River Valley counties of northwestern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota from 4 p.m. Wednesday until midnight for winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph.

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Wind advisory 4 p.m. Wednesday until midnight
Wind advisory 4 p.m. Wednesday until midnight
National Weather Service

Thursday will be a day for your windproof fall jacket. Northwest winds will blow across all of Minnesota and bring us much cooler weather. High temperatures will be only from the mid-40s north to the 50s south.

The Twin Cities high temperature might reach the low 50s before falling into the 40s.

Chilly Friday

Friday will start out with frost over much of Minnesota. The core of the Twin Cities might stay barely warm enough to be frost-free. The afternoon will remain chilly.

Becoming milder again for the weekend

The Twin Cities will have a better chance of heavier frost Saturday morning.

Forecast low temperatures Saturday
Forecast low temperatures Saturday
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Prediction Center

Temperatures will then recover slowly. Sunday looks to be seasonably pleasant.

Forecast high temperatures Sunday
Forecast high temperatures Sunday
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Prediction Center