Wednesday Expected to be Coldest 1st Day of Spring Since '65

Updated: 03/19/2013 3:57 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste

March is feeling more like January.

KSTP.com Meteorologist Patrick Hammer said it will be a cold couple of days with temperatures around 20 degrees below normal and around 60 degrees colder than last year.

"There is no real warm-up through March," said Patrick.

"International Falls was 78 degrees on this date last year and today it's just 16 degrees," said Patrick.

Tuesday afternoon we're seeing temperatures around 20 degrees.

Many spots will fall below zero Tuesday night with highs in the teens Wednesday.

Spring officially starts Wednesday, but it doesn't appear that way. Patrick said it will be the coldest first day of spring since 1965.

"It looks quiet for the rest of the week with the possibility of another storm nearby this weekend. It looks to stay mainly south of us, but it's certainly close enough to watch," said Patrick.

Track weather here.