Mild Monday; much colder by Wednesday

Mild weather for Monday and Tuesday will turn dramatically colder and windy by Wednesday. Thursday will be the coldest day.

Mild Monday

Monday will be a very mild January day. High temperatures will be in the 20s for most of Minnesota with some chillier upper teens in the northeast and low 30s in the southwest. Scattered light snow and flurries should continue in the northeast.

The Twin Cities will be mostly cloudy with light winds and a temperature just reaching the low 30s and a light southwest breeze.

Weather outlook for the Twin Cities area
Weather outlook for the Twin Cities area
Twin Cities National Weather Service

Canadian cold front headed our way

A Canadian cold front will slide into northwestern Minnesota on Tuesday and trigger snow across the north. A winter storm watch has been posted for much of the Arrowhead for Tuesday for heavy snow and strong winds.

Winter storm watch Tuesday
Winter storm watch Tuesday
Duluth Natiional Weather Service

The cold front will then race southeastward across the state Tuesday night with blustery winds and falling temperatures.

Frigid Wednesday and Thursday

Wednesday will be windy and cold statewide with high temperatures in the negative single digits in the northwest to just positive singles for the rest of the state.

Thursday will be the coldest day with high temperatures in the negative singles for about the entire state. The Twin Cities should have a high of around zero.

Forecast high temperatures Thursday
Forecast high temperatures Thursday
NOAA Weather Prediction Center

Some recovery later in the week

Temperatures will moderate some for Friday and Saturday, but will remain colder than normal.

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