Today's Forecast

Today was chilly, but tomorrow is going to be downright cold for this time of the year.  Our average high is 51 and we'll probably fall at least 10 degrees short of that.  By the time the kids are out trick-or-treating, temperatures will more than likely drop into the low to mid 30s.  Clear skies and light winds will be the perfect setup for the coldest night of the season so far.  We dropped to 31 on the 11th of the month for the first sub-freezing temperature of the season, but tonight we should top that with a low in the upper 20s.  It now looks as though tomorrow night could drop into the mid 20s, with a few spots in the outlying suburbs getting into the upper teens!  That should be the  end of the pesky bugs for the season, and you can probably breathe easier as well, because the pollen from ragweed and goldenrod should be done after temperatures like these.   
The Outlook
The weekend is looking a little better.  We should have sunshine both Saturday and Sunday, with highs getting up into the upper 40s on Saturday and then into the mid 50s on Sunday.  Another weak storm system is expected to slide through the state early next week.  Monday should be cloudy again with scattered showers possible, but highs will still be up into the low 50s.  Election Day is looking pretty good at this point.  Right now it looks as though you won't be able to use weather as an excuse not to vote.  We'll probably be dry next Tuesday, with high temperatures reaching into the upper 40s to low 50s, which is right around average for this time of the year.
The Winds
The winds should be northwesterly at 10-20 mph tonight and northerly at 5-10 mph on Friday.
The Almanac
Yesterday's high 43
Average high 51
Average low 35
Precipitation Wednesday .00"
Precipitation for the month 1.75" (- .56")
Precipitation for the year 33.67" (+ 6.11")
Snowfall this season  0.0"
The Records for Friday
Record High 83 in 1950
Record Low 15 in 1878
Sunrise & Sunset
7:50 AM & 6:03 PM
Have a great day!
Meteorologist Dave Dahl

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Minneapolis/St. Paul

49° | 28°
  • Feels like: 20° F
  • Wind: N 18mph
  • Humidity: 44%
  • Fri Sunshine
    40° | 24°
  • Sat More sun than clouds
    48° | 34°
  • Sun Partly cloudy
    56° | 45°
  • Mon Showers ending by midday
    57° | 37°