MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Just a few weeks after Minnesotans were looking to beat the heat at the Minnesota State Fair, temperatures are now dipping below freezing overnight in some northern Minnesota towns.
Overnight Tuesday, the mercury dropped to 29 degrees in Brimson and Embarrass, according to the National Weather Service station in Duluth.
Other cold spots included Bemidji and the Chisholm-Hibbing area, where temperatures bottomed out at 30 degrees. Closer to the metro, the city of Little Falls saw lows right at freezing.
In the Twin Cities, temperatures were warmer, in the upper 40s and low 50s.
According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, it’s common for parts of northern Minnesota to see their first freeze in mid or early September. In the metro, first freeze generally occurs in early October.
The forecast for Wednesday looks to be solid sun during the day, with clouds coming in overnight. That’ll create a blanket-effect, and temperatures should stay above freezing.
Looking ahead, Thursday evening will bring rain that’ll stick around into a stormy Friday. The rest of the weekend looks sunny with highs in the 70s.