MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The coldest air of the season has rolled into town and it’s still technically summer.

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WCCO-TV Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak said wind made it feel even colder for people waking up and heading outside Wednesday morning.

He said the real problems come into the picture Wednesday night through Thursday morning when widespread frost and freeze alerts blanket the state.

Most of Minnesota will be in a freeze warning overnight. The Twin Cities will wake up to the mid-30s and only reach a high of 57 degrees Thursday. It may feel a little warmer because there will be less wind and more sun.

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The southeast corner of the state and southwest Wisconsin will be in a frost advisory. Temps there will hover in the upper 30s in the morning.

Augustyniak said if you have outdoor plants that you want to live, you have to cover them with sheets or blankets. The widespread frost will kill most exposed gardens and flowers.

You might want to keep the plants around too, because the bright side is that temperatures will climb back up in the 70s during the weekend.

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