Temperatures drop Monday, with breezy conditions adding to the wind chill.
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.
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.
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.
You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:48 a.m. Monday through Friday morning.
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