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Fall is here: It was 23 degrees in northern Minnesota this morning

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Fall finally arrived – it was 23 degrees in northern Minnesota Tuesday morning.

After a weekend of above-normal temperatures across Minnesota, more seasonable weather has settled in. Temperatures ranged from the upper-50s in southeastern Minnesota, to the mid-20s in the northland Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service says. (Click here for a map of current temperatures around the state.)

The lowest recorded temperature in the state was 23 degrees in International Falls and 25 degrees in Embarrass, the National Weather Service

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Freeze warnings and frost advisories are in place for much of northern Minnesota Tuesday until 8 a.m., and widespread frost is expected in the northeast again by Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service says.

Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-50s in northeastern Minnesota to the mid-60s in the west Tuesday, the National Weather Service says.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 50s and 60s through the weekend, with mainly dry conditions.

The average temperature for Minneapolis this time of year is 67 degrees, AccuWeather reports.

Fall colors

The cooler temperatures, sunny days and less daylight are expected to accelerate fall colors this week, Paul Huttner wrote on MPR News' Updraft blog.

The oranges, yellows and reds that typically pop this time of year have been delayed at least a week in most areas because of the warm weather we've been having, Huttner notes.

But it's still expected to be a colorful year for fall foliage.

Here's the latest fall colors finder map from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources:

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