Sunny & pleasant today and tomorrow, rainy & windy the rest of the week
Nice October day today, although still cooler than average with highs in the mid to upper 50s – average highs this time of October are in the low 60s.
Widespread rain moving into the area by Thursday evening and continuing into Friday and Saturday. Embedded T-Storms with the rain possible Friday and some rainfall amounts Thursday evening through Friday into Saturday ranging from 1” to 2” and up to 3” along Minnesota/Iowa border. It will also be windy with Northeast winds at 15 to 30 mph Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Light scattered frost will be possible in the Twin Cities again Wednesday morning as low temperatures drop into the mid to upper 30s and low to mid 30s in areas about 30 miles away from the downtown areas.
Fall colors peaking now and through the weekend along a line from Detroit Lakes to Brainerd to Duluth and points north to the US/Canadian border. Fall colors should peak in Twin Cities area and rest of southern Minnesota between October 12 and 17th.
Mainly Sunny and Cool.
HIGH: 56 Degrees.
Wind: Northwest at 5 to 15 mph.
Clear to Partly Cloudy Skies with Patchy Fog and areas of Light Frost by Wednesday morning.
LOW: 36 Degrees.
Wind: Light Winds.
HIGH: 60 Degrees.
Wind: East at 5 to 15 mph.
LOW: 45 Degrees.
TWIN CITIES METRO OUTLOOK:
THURSDAY…………..53 / 46 Mainly Cloudy & Windy with Rain after 6pm. Chance for Rain after 6pm is 70%.
FRIDAY…………………52 / 45 Cloudy, Windy, Cool with Periods of Rain & T-Storms. Chance for Rain & T-Storms is 90%.
SATURDAY……………54 / 42 Cloudy with AM Rain then Scattered Showers in the afternoon then late night Clearing. Windy in the AM & early afternoon then Decreasing Winds Chance for Rain is 80%.
SUNDAY……………….56 / 37 Partly Cloudy with Lighter Winds.
MONDAY………………57 / 40 AM Light Frost otherwise Partly Cloudy.
The average low and high for the extended period is 43 and 61 degrees.