The upcoming week should be an interesting one weather-wise for the northern plains, including southern Minnesota.
Sunday (9-30) will feature temps in the low to mid 80s across the area with a low in the lower 50s. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will have high temps in the lower to mid 70s and lows in the 40s. Then things start to get a bit more interesting.
Sometime on Wednesday (earlier in western MN, later in eastern MN) a cold front will push through the area bringing in some well below average temps across the area. Both the GFS and ECMWF have been showing temps for the last half of the week struggling to get out of the 40s in southern MN and even cooler further north. There also appear to be some precip chances in this time frame for the area though there is some question as to if it will involve any snow/frozen precip. I already started a separate post about this which you can check out by clicking here.
The below normal temps look to continue into next Saturday (10-6). Possibly a brief warm up and then another shot of cold air after that but its to far out to feel confident about that just yet.
Originally posted at 9:30PM on 9-29-12