International Falls sets record low at 37 degrees

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Cooler than normal temperatures in northern Minnesota this week broke a record Thursday morning in International Falls, where residents woke up to a chilly 37 degrees, a new record, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

The previous record was set in 1999 with a low of 39 degrees.

Just last week, the town of Embarass, Minn. dipped to 35 degrees, prompting frost advisories in the region.

Cold air from Canada is dropping temperatures to below average, according to Northland's NewsCenter. The average high for the beginning of August is 76 degrees, but the area will only reach the upper 60s and lower 70s this week.

WDIO says cool nights will continue through the weekend and a slight warm-up should occur next week.

WCCO said cold air has been plentiful in Minnesota so far this summer, which has also contributed to reduced number of tornadoes.

The cool pattern in the Upper Midwest is expected to continue through the third week of August, according to AccuWeather.com.

It's a slightly different story in the Twin Cities this weekend. KARE 11 says there will be lots of sun Friday and Saturday with highs reaching the upper 70s (but there's also a chance of thunderstorms Sunday).

The beginning of next week is also looking very pleasant. The Star Tribune is forecasting blue skies, lots of sun and highs near the 80s.

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