Today's Forecast

This is the coldest we've been in 3 weeks!  We had a high temperature of 7 above on January 19th, and since that time we've been in the 20s, 30s, and 40s for highs, until yesterday, when it only reached 17.  Today we'll be lucky to get back to 15 above, with overnight lows dropping into the below zero range once again.  This cold pattern is going to hang on for the entire week, with highs each day barely making it into the double digits.  Northwest winds aloft are dragging this cold air out of the Northwest Territories of Canada, and there seems to be an endless supply of frigid air, so we might as well get used to it for now.   

The Outlook
We start to warm up this weekend, with highs by Sunday getting back up into the mid to upper 20s.  An increase in moisture will come along with the warmer air, which will give us a chance of snow developing by late Sunday.  Right now it looks like it could be enough to shovel and plow by early Monday morning, but this could easily change by the time this system moves out of the Rocky Mountains.  One thing is pretty sure at this point, it's going to be much warmer.  Even highs early next week will be in the upper 20s to near 30 degrees, which is right around average for this time of the year.
The Winds
The winds should be northwesterly at 5-15 mph tonight and northerly at 5 mph on Wednesday.

The Almanac
Yesterday's high 17
Average high 27
Average low 11
Precipitation Sunday .00"
Precipitation for the month .60" (+ .42)
Precipitation for the year .91" (- .17")
Snowfall this season 28.8"

The Records for Wednesday
Record High 49 in 1887
Record Low -24 in 1885
Sunrise & Sunset
7:21 AM & 5:33 PM

Have a great day!
Meteorologist Dave Dahl

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Updated: 1:58 PM

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Minneapolis/St. Paul

Few Clouds
12° | -3°
  • Feels like: -2° F
  • Wind: NW 13mph
  • Humidity: 51%