More bitterly cold air is on the way for Minneapolis as the now-infamous polar vortex makes its way back into the United States.
Very low temperatures will be the rule, with highs dropping to the single digits by Tuesday. Overnight lows will drop below zero. Temperatures will be as much as 20 degrees below normal for this time of year.
It has been 35 years since there has been a winter this cold in the Minneapolis area.
The mean average temperature during the meteorological winter, which runs from December through February, is 10.3 degrees, the 11th coldest on record for Minneapolis, according to the National Weather Service.
Lows through Wednesday will be in the negative single digits. With winds and other factors, however, with AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures will be more than 10 degrees below actual temperatures at times.
Anyone outdoors should wear the proper clothing, as temperatures this low could cause cold-related illnesses such as hypothermia and frostbite.
A storm system responsible for severe weather across the Plains over the past week, as well as the snow across the Rockies will advance eastward.
The Highway Fire started around 6:10 p.m. PDT Saturday near Corona, California, in the Prado Dam area in Riverside County, and grew from 30 to 175 acres in a matter of three hours.
For the second half of the weekend and into the week, rain and wind will replace the pleasant, sunny conditions of the first part of the weekend.
After a steady rain closes out the weekend, more showers and cooler air will persist through much of the week.
A pattern favoring waves of progressively cooler air will set up across much of the Midwest and Northeast during next week and could continue into early May.
Round after round of drenching rain will continue to cause flooding in the South, while another dose of rain may renew flooding in the Ohio Valley this weekend.
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April 19-21, 45 inches of snow - state record.
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4" of snow -- late season record.
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Second day of early season heat wave, 98 degrees in northeastern part of the city.