By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Enjoying the mild fall weather? Expect it to continue into the early October.

Meteorologist Lisa Meadows says that most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin have a good chance of experiencing warmer than average temperatures for the first part of the month.

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The average high temperature in Minnesota during October is 58 degrees. The average low is 41 degrees. The current seven-day forecast has highs still in the 70s through next week.

Of course, cooler weather is expected toward the end of the month. And there’s always a chance for snow, as October generally sees about a half inch of snowfall in Minnesota.

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The current streak of summer-like weather comes following a warm September. Last month, the state’s temperatures were about 3 degrees warmer on average, making it the 16th warmest September on record.

As for the drought conditions in Minnesota, they may well continue to ease, as there’s a decent chance of more than average rainfall for the early part of the month.

According to Meadows, most of the state has a 33% chance of greater than average precipitation over the next several days.

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