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Expect the frost to be on the pumpkin

A freeze watch is in effect from 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, through 10 a.m. Tuesday morning with sub-freezing temps anticipated to end the growing season.

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Frost is expected across parts of north-central Minnesota early Monday morning. Monday night looks much colder. High pressure will settle over the Northland, making for a clear and cold night. Temperatures will plummet Monday night, and much of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin will likely have freezing temperatures by early Tuesday morning. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration

A freeze watch is in effect from 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, through 10 a.m. Tuesday morning with sub-freezing temps anticipated to end the growing season.

"The Northland will have a cold start to the week," the National Weather Service in Duluth reported. "Frost is expected across parts of north-central Minnesota early Monday morning. Monday night looks much colder. High pressure will settle over the Northland, making for a clear and cold night. Temperatures will plummet Monday night, and much of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin will likely have freezing temperatures by early Tuesday morning."

A widespread freeze is likely Monday night, the weather service reported. Temperatures may be in the upper 20s and low 30s or colder. So break out the sheets for the plants to be saved, stow them in the garage or bring them in the house.

After a low of 34 degrees Tuesday night, temperatures will moderate into highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s with plenty of sun Thursday. Widespread frost is possible again Wednesday.

By Friday, the high is anticipated to make the upper 50s. For the weekend outlook, showers are likely Saturday with a slight chance of rain Sunday, which may be the better day of the two with partly sunny skies and a high of 52.

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The normal high this time of year is about 60 degrees with a low of 38.

Record temps for this date in Brainerd include a high of 83 degrees set in 1938 and a low of 35 degrees set in 1925. On Oct. 9, 2016, the high topped out at 57 with a 72-degree day posted on Oct. 10, 2016. By this time of year, the number of warm days left to complete those outside projects before the weather turns for good is dwindling.

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