February 7, 2016; 9:49 PM ET
As the first of several waves of arctic air sweep southeastward across the Midwest, just enough snow will occur to cause slippery travel over a broad area into Monday. more >
After a weekend that saw highs above freezing, and even above forty in some areas, the winds of change will take us back to a winter reality.
This strong blast of cold will be accompanied by just a bit of snow, about an inch in most places. The bigger story will be the winds, already up to 45 mph in some location late Sunday.
It will take another day for that area of low pressure to move far enough to our East for the winds to relax. It's not just the strong winds and blowing snow through Monday but the cold that will filter in to the region through mid-week.
We will definitely see our highs go from above average to much below average, reminding us that this is still winter in Minnesota.
Short-Range Weather forecast overview for the North Central United States
Waves of arctic air invading the eastern half of the United States this week will culminate with the coldest weather of the season so far for some areas by the second weekend of February.
As the first of several waves of arctic air sweep southeastward across the Midwest, just enough snow will occur to cause slippery travel over a broad area into Monday.
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