Parts of Minnesota could touch 60 degrees Thursday

All of us should see temperatures reaching at least into the 40s on Thursday. The Weather Service says a cold front should blow in Friday (but it might not last long).

WCCO brings us their forecast:

The National Weather Service office in Chanhassen sees a cold front coming Friday (but it won't last). Expect temperatures to dip (a little) this weekend, but another surge of warm air should blow in early next week. As for rain or snow, don't expect much of either.

None of this will be welcome news for those who rely on Minnesota's usually wintry weather: dog sled racers, snowmobilers and cross-country skiers, among others.

And, it shouldn't need to be said, but the ice? Probablynotsafe.

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100 degrees? Probably not – but hot

Temperatures won't hit the century mark after all on Thursday, despite earlier predictions. It'll be muggy, though, with a predicted high of 92 Wednesday and 94 on Thursday in the Twin Cities, the National Weather Service says.

Dry September parches parts of the state

Last month is among the driest Septembers on record in the Fargo-Moorhead area. The National Weather Service reports the area saw just about a quarter of an inch of rain over the 30 days. Preliminary measurements show that would be the fourth driest. September 1974 had just a little over a tenth of an inch of precipitation for the least amount recorded.

Snow showers could hit Minnesota as early as next week

With parts of northern Minnesota already recording snow, the Duluth News Tribune reports more may soon be on the way. The National Weather Service has forecast a chance for snow in northern Minnesota as early as Monday. Analysts expect a harsh winter for Minnesota.