Scattered showers and storms tonight, then fall weather arrives

Here’s your Tuesday evening forecast for October 3, 2023 from Minnesota’s Weather Authority and Meteorologist Wren Clair

Good evening! It’s been another hot October day with metro high temperatures reaching 87° (record is 90°, 1997). While today was a continuation of the heat, a cold front tracks eastward in from the Dakotas overnight, which will also kickstart a major weather pattern shift for the Upper Midwest. Scattered showers and storms continue to develop this evening out ahead of the cold front. Isolated strong to severe storms are possible, but that is much more likely across west-central and southwestern Minnesota. Showers and storms will continue to develop eastward, especially into the overnight hours. The general track of rounds of rain and storms will begin in southwestern Minnesota lifting north-northwestward.

Scattered storms end late overnight, and a light scattered showers hold into Wednesday morning, tapering off early. Most of Wednesday is dry, with some decreasing cloud cover into the afternoon. Temperatures tomorrow top off in the mid to upper-60s, and it’s a windy stretch of weather tonight through Friday. A secondary cold front on Thursday will lead to unseasonably cool temperatures Friday into Saturday with highs in the mid to low-50s.