Crisp autumn weather to sweep into the Midwest at week's end

By Faith Eherts, AccuWeather meteorologist
September 21, 2018, 3:15:40 AM EDT

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This season's first bout of fall-like weather is on the horizon for the Midwest, where drier, cooler and sunnier weather is expected to move in for the end of the week.

After a cold front brought severe weather to the region on Thursday, the first true fall weather of the season will move into the region on Friday, according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Ryan Adamson.

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While the area as a whole has not had an exceptionally wet or dry summer, temperatures have been running well above average.

Twelve of the first 18 days of the month hosted warmer-than-normal conditions in Minneapolis; Chicago had 13, and Detroit 14.

This will make the upcoming weather shift even more noticeable.

"High temperatures will be a bit below average with low humidity and a mix of sun and clouds," Adamson said.

In Minneapolis, the temperature could fail to crack the 60-degree mark for the first time since May 11.

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"By Friday night, some areas of northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan may approach freezing, away from the lakes," Adamson said.

In Chicago and Detroit, the high temperature on Saturday could fail to reach the 70-degree mark.

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"Temperatures will warm a bit over the weekend, but northern areas are still likely to be below average, with temperatures likely not reaching 60 F all weekend in northern Minnesota," Adamson said.

This cool weather will encompass the Northeast this weekend, making it a great weekend for sporting events, yard work and pumpkin picking.

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