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    Cold, Snow and Wind to Pound Midwest

    By By Courtney Spamer
    January 22, 2014, 12:59:47 AM EST

    Rounds of unsettled weather and cold air will continue to push through the Great Lakes this week.

    The next surge of arctic air has already begun to invade the Upper Midwest. Temperatures are forecast to fall throughout the day on Monday, rather than rise, in cities such as Minneapolis, Minn.

    By Tuesday, many locations will only be reaching highs in the teens, including Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio. The cities of Chicago, Detroit and Green Bay will only be in the single digits on Tuesday.

    Temperatures will struggle to reach 0 degrees in Minneapolis, Minn., on Tuesday after bottoming out at 15 degrees below zero on Monday night.

    In addition to the cold, waves of light snow and wind will also move through this week.


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    The series of clipper systems quickly passing the area will continue, bringing snow on Monday into Tuesday with another round on Wednesday.

    Accumulations will be rather light with these systems, leaving no more than a coating to an inch or so in most areas. However, locations downwind of the lakes are likely to have a few inches through Wednesday.

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    Wind will accompany the initial pushes of snow with these clippers, making it rather gusty in the northern Plains on Monday, from Bismarck, N.D. to Grand Island, Neb.

    However, wind moving in with the snow on Wednesday will be the most troublesome. The strongest corridor of wind will stretch through the Dakotas and Minnesota to Missouri and Illinois by early on Thursday.


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    Wind gusts could be in excess of 35 mph, and cause low visibilities in areas receiving fresh snow cover. The wind-whipped snow could cause flight delays and make travel tricky on the roadways.

    Temperatures are expected to warm up late in the week, just in time for another round of snow going into this coming weekend.

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