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Significant cool down just in time for November deer hunting in Minnesota

We could have some cold rain on Halloween.

No, we're not going to get another historic Halloween blizzard (RIP 1991), but colder air is forecast to arrive in Minnesota as the calendar flips to November a week from today. 

The forecast discussion from the Twin Cities office of the NWS isn't talking about any snowstorms, but it does say a significant cool down is expected late next week into the first week of November, which is right on time for the opening weekend of deer hunting in Minnesota. 

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Temperatures over the next week won't change much, with daytime highs ranging between 45 and 55 and lows 35 to 45, according to the NWS.

So the big question: is it going to snow?

One metro-area meteorologist said Wednesday that he's been watching the long-range models closely and that at least one is suggesting a chance of a snow-maker ushering through Minnesota next Thursday.

But looking at the longer-range forecast this morning, which suggests temperatures will be closer to 40 than freezing, the snow chances don't look very promising. 

But, as you can see in this simulated future radar, there will be plenty of chances of rain between now and next Friday. Green colors indicate rain, blue is snow. 


Halloween is Wednesday and as of now it looks to stay mostly dry, although not very warm. But it won't be as cold as it was last year when the high temp in the Twin Cities failed to reach 40. 

Of course, trick-or-treating is six days away, so don't assume the forecast will be dry by the time you're in costume and ready to hit up the neighbors for candy. 

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