Below-average highs for Monday

Southern Minnesota may see a few flurries

Temperatures drop Monday, with breezy conditions adding to the wind chill.

Monday’s weather

Monday is starting off seasonably cold for late January, with a few below zero readings in northeastern Minnesota, then most of the state in the single-digits.

Under a cooler flow with winds predominantly from the east to northeast through the day, temperatures do not rise much. Single digits north and teens south put most of the state 5 to 15 degrees below our average highs.

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Monday high temperatures
National Weather Service

That wind direction is due to Minnesota sitting on the southeast side of high pressure in Canada. There is also a winter storm sliding south of Minnesota.

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Monday's weather pattern
National Weather Service

Being between these two pressure systems keeps Minnesota breezy Monday, so the wind chill will make the already brisk temperatures feel 10 to 20 degrees lower.

The storm south of Minnesota may bring the southern edge of the state a few flurries Monday, otherwise dry skies are expected.

Colder air stays in place through midweek, then temperatures turn milder again. That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

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