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WEATHER: Mild night, rain arrives Wednesday

Rain and thunderstorms are likely Wednesday followed by much cooler air.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Another October stunner today with highs reaching back into the 70s.  Big changes are coming in the next 24 hours.

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Tonight lows will remain mild in the upper 40s to low 50s as the clouds thicken up.

The first round of showers tomorrow will be widely scattered and isolated. Rain will grow more widespread by the afternoon, and a few rumbles are possible. 

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Right now, we're looking at a possible 0.25-0.3 of an inch, with locally higher amounts possible. 

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A rare wet, cloudy windy day this autumn.   Wednesday the temperatures in the morning will be in the 50s and we will be held in the 50s as the Low moves through south of the metro along the Iowa border.  Waves of rain and a few thunderstorms are likely.  Southern Minnesota has a slight chance of some hail this afternoon.  Winds will be out of the northeast 10-15 mph.   Behind the front we will clear out pretty quickly on Thursday but the highs will not rebound.  We will have highs barely reaching 50 and lows in the 30s with the possibility of our first widespread frost in the metro on Saturday morning.  Sunshine will return Thursday and stick around until Saturday.  Sunday we will have more clouds and few isolated showers, with rain right now looking likely on Monday.  Keep this in mind a year ago on Wednesday the metro received nearly 8” of snow, so we can handle a little rain.

Despite the cooler weather, we will likely stay rain-free through MEA weekend.

Long range forecast models bring back mild conditions for the last week of October, which so far has been the fifth warmest on record. We may jump a few spots in the record book when figuring in this week's temps.

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