MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – In a week that’s seen a deadly tornado, heavy rains and flash flooding, the latest weather warning is a bit of a surprise: a frost advisory.
The National Weather Service says temperatures could dip down to freezing overnight Thursday for several counties just north of the Twin Cities metro.
The frost advisory is in effect from midnight to 8 a.m. Friday. Temperatures are expected to drop into the mid-to-low 30s, possibly killing plants if precautions aren’t taken.
The advisory area falls slightly north of the Interstate-94 corridor, stretching from the area north of Fargo and down to the north metro.
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Meanwhile, a freeze warning is in effect for most of the Iron Range and Arrowhead. Overnight temperatures in those areas are expected to dip into the 20s.
Looking ahead, the weekend won’t provide much of a warm-up. While temperatures in the 30s aren’t in the forecast for the metro, highs don’t look to break out of the 50s.
The next shot at 70-degree weather looks to be Monday, when sunshine is slated to return to Minnesota after a week of rain and storms.