By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Many parts of Minnesota will see rainfall Wednesday, and the precipitation will precede a plunge in temperatures.

Parts of southern and western Minnesota were seeing showers in the morning hours, and by noon thunderstorms were hitting the metro and lifting northward.

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The metro should get a break in the afternoon hours before more rain moves in after dinner.

Hail was falling in Lakeville at midday, and St. Paul and the east metro will likely see some as well.

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In the evening and into the overnight hours, showers will sprinkle areas north of the Twin Cities and in western Wisconsin.

The high in the Twin Cities Wednesday will be 57. Temperatures will drop into the 30s overnight. The metro will have plenty of sunshine Thursday, but it will be cooler, with a high of 50 expected.

WCCO Director of Meteorology Mike Augustyniak said the metro could see its first widespread frost overnight Thursday into Friday.

It’ll stay in the 50s through the weekend, and a slight warmup is expected early next week.