Fall has come, and colder temps are coming

The sky grew dark and clouds tried to hide the sun Wednesday, Sept. 30, in west Brainerd, right before the light rain fell. The National Weather Service in Duluth Wednesday reported a 60% chance of rain in the Brainerd area, with possible thunderstorms. Jennifer Kraus / Brainerd Dispatch

The first day of autumn was last week, and this week residents may have to worry about frost and some snow showers making an appearance.

The National Weather Service in Duluth reported temperatures are expected to dip to 30 degrees the night of Thursday, Oct. 1, in the Brainerd area with a north wind of 5-10 mph. The snow showers could be possible Saturday morning before 9 a.m.

As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, the weather service had not yet issued a frost advisory for the Brainerd area. However, if people have plants they want to protect, covering them is advisable to keep the frost off.

The forecast this week in Brainerd will be cool, with high temperatures hovering below 50 degrees.

  • Thursday: Isolated showers before 11 a.m., with mostly cloudy skies with a high around 43. Breezy with a north wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

  • Friday: Partly sunny with a high near 46 degrees, with a calm wind. Friday night’s low is expected to be around 33.

  • Saturday: A chance of rain and snow showers before 9 a.m., with a high near 46 degrees. It may be mostly cloudy, with a light wind of 5 mph.

  • Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50 degrees and a low around 35.

A reprieve to the chill may be in order, however. The weather service’s forecast calls for high temperatures next week in the lower 60s.

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