Another cold front is blowing through Minnesota, dropping Thursday’s temperatures into the teens by the afternoon and back below zero overnight into Friday. A rapid warmup is back for the weekend.
Temperatures topped out at a balmy 33 degrees in the Twin Cities at about 3:30 a.m. early Thursday morning — the day’s highest temperature — ahead of another push of colder air. Subzero air is already creeping into northwestern Minnesota and diving south.
We’ll all again be below zero statewide by early Friday morning, but temperatures will generally be warmer than the lows from Tuesday and Wednesday.
High temperatures Friday afternoon will be chillier, no doubt, but not as bad as earlier this week and for a rather brief 36-hour period.
Already by Saturday and Sunday high temperatures are back well into the 20s, which is above normal.
After the weekend we warm even more. Highs Monday look likely to be above freezing for southern Minnesota and even close to 30 perhaps into northern Minnesota for many spots.
The models are going back and forth on the next potential arctic blast. While it is very likely we definitely cool off mid to late next week, just how far south the core of the next chunk of arctic air plummets is a question.
Plan on more subzero nights at the very least, and stay tuned.
At least we won’t have lizards falling from the trees.
Falling iguana weather?
It’s worth noting that our cold air blowing through Thursday into Friday will reach all the way to the southeastern United States, dropping temperatures throughout Florida.
Temperatures will drop below the critical 40-degree mark for many places in south Florida.
Green iguanas, which are not native to Florida, become immobile at these chilly temperatures and literally can fall out of tree branches onto the ground.
They’re not dead, and largely not injured. As cold blooded animals, they will return to normal once the temperatures warm up again. Perhaps another reason to be thankful we’re in Minnesota?
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