After Brief Relief, Bitter Cold Temperatures Return

Posted at: 01/18/2014 9:03 PM
Updated at: 01/20/2014 9:21 AM
By: Leslie Dyste

Sunday was warm and sunny in the Twin Cities with highs in the upper 30s, but don't expect those temperatures to last.

KSTP.com Meteorologist Dave Dahl said the balmy temperatures allowed many people to get out and enjoy some of the freshly-fallen snow. Skating and skiing seemed to be the theme around the area throughout the day.

Now, our break from the cold is ending. Dave said an Arctic front is sliding southward through southern Canada, and it's taking a direct aim at Minnesota.

The biggest dip in temperatures is expected throughout the day Monday. Dave says we could possibly get temperatures in the double digits below zero by Monday night.

Some light snow could come with the cold temperatures on Monday morning.

Dave said the other unfortunate factor will be the wind; the main effect will be the wind chill. It appears we'll get wind chills down in the minus 20 to minus 30 degree range Monday night and again on Thursday as another round of cold air moves in.

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