We started October with very warm temperatures, and more recently have been enjoying above average temperatures in the sixties. That's all about to come to a screeching halt.

It's been about five or six months since we've needed coats, jackets, boots, hats, gloves, and mittens -- but it's time to dig it all out, because you're going to want it starting this weekend.

Highs in the thirties and snowflakes are in the forecast.

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The active weather pattern continues through the end of the week, with several rounds of rainfall, and possibly very light snow.

The princes and pirates will not be happy Tuesday night, but be prepared for winter jackets under the costumes for trick-or-treating.

Owatonna Forecast

  • FRI 10/27: Cloudy, breezy, 50% chance of rain, with a high of 41. 🌧️
  • SAT 10/28: Cloudy, 40% chance of afternoon snow, with a high of 36. 🌨️
  • SUN 10/29: Cloudy, 40% chance of morning snow, with a high of 35. 🌨️
  • MON 10/30: Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. 🌤️
  • TUE 10/31: Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. 🌤️🎃👻👸
  • WED 11/1: Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. 🌤️
National Weather Service
National Weather Service

According to the National Weather Service's seasonal outlook for November, December, and January, the southern portion of Minnesota is right in the range to mostly expect mostly normal precipitation this winter. As far as the temperature outlook for Minnesota during the Winter of 2023-24, the Climate Prediction Center says we're trending towards above normal temperatures.

Bundle up buttercup! Here comes Old Man Winter.

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