The National Weather Service delivered the bad news for many in central Minnesota today declaring, 'Winter arrives early.'

There are no signs of above normal temperatures for the foreseeable future. Normal highs this time of year are near 50, but the forecast calls for highs 10 to 15 degrees colder than that through next week.

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From the National Weather Service this evening: Temperatures will remain 10 to 15 degrees below normal through next week. There will be chances for light rain and snow Thursday night and Friday, and again at the start of next week.

Pete Hanson is on 98.1 Minnesota's New Country weekday mornings from 5:30 to 10:00.