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Entire western half of Minnesota in a frost advisory

Wear some socks to bed tonight. Or just, maybe, turn on the heat?

Be honest. The moment you saw your breath when you stepped outside recently was the moment you realized winter is coming. Then again, maybe you figured that when you walked through the grocery store a month ago and saw Halloween candy (they have Christmas stuff available at Hobby Lobby if you're wondering). 

Anyway, winter isn't here yet but some colder air is, and it'll get cold enough in parts of Minnesota overnight that people will undoubtedly wake up to frosty grass Friday morning. 

With that, the National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for the entire western half of Minnesota from until 9 a.m. Friday. The advisory goes into effect at 1 a.m. for southwestern and west-central areas, but as early as 9 p.m. in northwestern Minnesota. 

Counties shaded in blue are in a frost advisory for the overnight hours into Friday morning (9 a.m.). 

Counties shaded in blue are in a frost advisory for the overnight hours into Friday morning (9 a.m.). 

Expect low temps to dip into the mid 30s, perhaps even the low 30s up in the northwest corner of the state. 

The cool air will lead the way for a cold rain across southern Minnesota Friday night through half of the day Saturday, with more than an inch of rain possible from Mankato to the Twin Cities and surrounding areas, according to the National Weather Service. 

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The second half of the day Saturday is poised to be windy and cool, with a so-so Sunday with a slight chance of a shower or two and highs inching closer to 60. 

For Twins fans headed to Target Field for Game 3 of the ALDS against the Yankees: "For October standards, Mon and Tue look to feature decent baseball weather with mild and dry conditions expected," the NWS Twin Cities says. 

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