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A Frosty Entrance to Fall

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for between 1 and 8 a.m. Sunday for Dakota County and the rest of the Twin Cities metro area.

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Isn’t it fitting there’s a freeze warning for the first night of fall.

Temperatures in the 40s and overcast skies greeted the start of autumn at 9:43 a.m. today.

But according to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen, this morning’s temperatures might feel down right balmy considering the predicted low temperatures for tonight.

The weather service has issued a freeze warning for most of central and southern Minnesota—including Dakota County—for between 1 and 8 a.m. Sunday.

Here is the text of the freeze warning statement:

FREEZE WARNING FOR TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING FOR ALL OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN....A FREEZE WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE AREA 1 AM TO 8 AM SUNDAY MORNING FOR ALL OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN.

LOWS SUNDAY MORNING WILL DROP INTO THE MIDDLE 20S TO AROUND 30 OUTSIDE OF THE URBAN CORE OF THE TWIN CITIES. THIS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN A HARD FREEZE FOR MANY LOCATIONS. WITHIN THE URBAN CORE OF THE TWIN CITIES METRO AREA...TEMPERATURES ARE CURRENTLY EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 30S. REMEMBER...FROST MAY BE POSSIBLE EVEN IF TEMPERATURES REMAIN A FEW DEGREES ABOVE FREEZING.

A COLD DOME OF CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE BUILDING OVER THE REGION TONIGHT AND SUNDAY. THIS WILL RESULT IN CLEAR SKIES AND CALM WINDS SATURDAY NIGHT...WHICH WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO FALL BELOW 32 DEGREES FOR MUCH OF THE AREA BY SUNDAY MORNING.

A low of 33 degrees is forecasted for Apple Valley and Rosemount.

The weather services says the freezing temperatures “will be detrimental to sensitive vegetation. 

Click here for an updated forecast for Apple Valley and Rosemount.

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