A fall preview is in store Monday morning in the Brainerd area.
The National Weather Service in Duluth issued a frost advisory from midnight-7 a.m. Monday as temperatures were expected in the mid 30s in the morning.
Not quite the weather one associates with Aug. 31 and more than three weeks of summer left.
"The normal first frost date is in the middle of September," said Steve Gohde, observing program leader at the weather service. "We were laughing because last time did a news release on a frost advisory was in June. We got through the month of July and most August and now we have another one. It's been a cool summer, to say the least. It's unusual but not unprecedented."
Gohde is expecting daily low records to be set across northern Minnesota. In Brainerd, the record low for Aug. 31 is 36 degrees, set in 1967. The weather service is forecasting lows of 35-40 degrees. The low temp Sunday morning was 41 degrees. The last time the temp was above 70 degrees was at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday.
It should get warmer.
The weather service is forecasting high temperatures in the 70s and low temperatures in the 50s through the week.
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