Record low temp reached in metro; winter storm watch tonight

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Spring is giving Minnesota a very cold shoulder this week: It was 18 degrees in the Twin Cities Tuesday morning, tying the record low temperature for this day. Up next: Snow.

A winter storm watch is in effect until 7 a.m. Thursday as central Minnesota and northern Wisconsin brace for 4 to 8 inches of heavy wet snow, WCCO reports.

The Twin Cities could get a coating up to an inch, forecasters say.

Most of the snow will be in points west and north of the metro – 3 inches possible in Alexandria and Brainerd; 4 inches in Hinckley and Ely; 5 inches in Brainerd and Grand Rapids; and 6 inches in Duluth, KARE 11 reports.

Meanwhile, it's chilly – temperatures were well below average Tuesday morning, ranging from 2 degrees in Bemidji, 10 in Wadena, Hibbing and Glenwood to 14 in Willmar and 18 in Hutchinson, Lakeville and New Ulm.

The Twin Cities dipped to 18 degrees Tuesday morning, when the average morning "wake-up" temperature this time of year is 37, WCCO says. The record low of 18 for this day was set in 1875, and also reached in 1935.

Tuesday's highs across the state will range from the 30s in the north to low 40s in the south, with 41 degrees in the metro. Far northern cities including International Falls and Grand Marais likely won't get above freezing Tuesday.

Good news: Easter Sunday will be warmer, with the possibility of a morning shower in the metro, but a high of about 58 and some sun later in the day. Next week will be warmer, MPR's Updraft blog notes.

A glance at the forecast around the state, according to the National Weather Service:

Minneapolis:
Wednesday: High 41, low 26. Snow likely before 10 a.m., then rain and snow likely between 10a.m. and 1p.m., then rain after 1 p.m.
Thursday: High 41, low 28
Friday: High 45, low 31

International Falls:
Wednesday: High 35, low 18, 20 percent chance of snow.
Thursday: High 36, low 16
Friday: High 42, low 26

Bemidji:
Wednesday: High 34, low 18. A 50 percent chance of snow, 1 inch possible.
Thursday: High 37, low 23
Friday: High 42, low 26

Winona:
Wednesday: High 52, low 32. A chance of rain and snow before 10 a.m., then rain likely, no snow accumulation expected.
Thursday: High 45, low 31.
Friday: High 46, low 31.

Marshall
Wednesday: High 45, low 23. Rain before 1 p.m., then rain and snow. New snow accumulation of less than 1 inch possible.
Thursday: High 41, low 27.
Friday: High 47, low 35.

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