As soon as the line of storms barreled through the Twin Cities on Wednesday evening the temps and dewpoints started plummeting as strong northwest winds ushered in Canada's chief export: cold air.
Temps dropped 10-15 degrees in matter of 10 minutes as the storms went through the metro, and daytime highs in the upper 70s free-fell into the 30s overnight. It was even colder up north, where temps dropped into the upper 20s.
Meteorologist Ryan Schwartz highlighted the wild drop in dewpoints, which went from tropical 70-degree readings that helped fuel the storms to dry, comfortable 30s.
Going forward, high temps throughout Minnesota will stay in the 40s to around 50 degrees through the weekend, with a chance of rain Thursday afternoon and night. A cool, cloudy weekend will pave the way for much wetter conditions for the beginning of next week.
"There is not much sun in the forecast through most of next week. Temperatures will generally be in the 50s, which is below normal for early October," the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities wrote in its Thursday morning forecast discussion.
"As of now it looks like we could have a fairly dry weekend, but rain will return late Sunday and last through the middle of next week as a large storm system develops over the central United States.
"We are still expecting a widespread 2 to 3 inches of rain which could lead to flooding along area rivers and streams. This rain should be only be light to moderate, just long in duration, so flash flooding looks unlikely."