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Northwest Minnesota could be freezing Thursday morning, meteorologists say

Frost clings to tree branches in Island Park on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. David Samson / Forum News Service

Northwest Minnesota could see temperatures drop into the 30s early Thursday, prompting warnings from the National Weather Service.

Meteorologists issued a frost advisory that will last from 4 to 7 a.m. Thursday for Minnesota counties in the Herald's coverage area, including Kittson, Roseau, Lake of the Woods and counties, as well as the west sides of both Polk and Marshall counties. Those areas could see lows between 33 and 36 degrees, according to the advisory.

Pennington, Red Lake, and the east sides of Polk and Marshall counties could see temperatures below freezing, and a freeze warning has been issued for those areas during the same time as the frost advisory, according to the weather service.

No snow is in the forecast.

Grand Forks is forecast to it a low of 38 degrees overnight, but lows for the rest of the week should creep up into the mid-50s, the weather service said. Expect highs to remain in the mid-70s through Sunday, meteorologists said.

April Baumgarten

April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, and covers crime and education. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family raises registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college, she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as a city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.

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