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Wednesday's Area Weather: No warmup in sight

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I know many of you have said that it feels like we went from summer into winter just like that, with no fall in between!

Temperatures certainly have cooled down the past couple of weeks. It was just a couple of weeks ago that we had some of our warmer days of the summer and now we are talking about some light snow!

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Normal highs this time of the year are typically in the lower 60s for most of the region, but we are going to see highs only in the lower 40s for later in the weekend into the weekend with overnight lows in the 20s! Some parts of Northern Minnesota could even fall into the teens for overnight low!

I hate to tell you, but it doesn't look like any major warm-up on the horizon. Although, the 30 day outlook does call for near "average" highs for this time of the year. If it is any indication, I know the geese are packing up their "gear" and heading south in a hurry! Let's hope it isn't going to be a long winter....

WEATHER HISTORY

In 2003 record high temperatures were reported across the state. St. Cloud's high was 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Minneapolis tied their record of 85 degrees set in 1997, and Alexandria set their record with 88 degrees. Forest Lake reached a record-setting 82 degrees, along with Stillwater at 84 degrees.

WEATHER FACTS

Frost is the covering of ice crystal that forms by direct sublimation on exposed surfaces whose temperature is below freezing.

MINNESOTA AT A GLANCE:

Moorhead...Low 38...High 54

Duluth...Low 37... High 55

Morris...Low 35...High 55

Twin Cities...Low 38...High 60

Rochester...Low 36...High 59

TODAY (Wednesday)

Mix of clouds and some sun, slight chance of lingering rain. High 55 Low 35 Winds: W 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10"

Today's sunrise: 7:28 am Today's sunset: 6:50 p.m.

Normal High: 60 Normal Low: 39

An area of low pressure will continue to influence our weather for today.

OUTLOOK

•Thursday: Mostly cloudy and colder with a chance of rain. High 49 Low 36 Winds: NW 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10"

•Friday: Mix of clouds and some sun, slight chance of rain/light snow. High 44 Low 29 Winds: NW 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.05"

•Saturday: Variable cloudiness,chance of light rain/snow. High 43 Low 29 Winds: NW 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10"

•Sunday: Partly cloudy, slight chance of sprinkles/flurries. High 46 Low 26 Winds: NW 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.05"

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