Dangerous Cold Headed Back to Minneapolis

By , Senior Meteorologist
January 21, 2014; 4:57 AM ET
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The return of dangerous cold to the Minneapolis area will dominate weather headlines this week.

The milder air that was in place for the end of the weekend is not a sign of things to come for this week.

Instead, the polar vortex and the accompanying dangerous cold are once again dropping southward.

Temperatures dropped to zero degrees from midnight to Tuesday morning and are expected to continue to plummet throughout the day.

The city will then endure another subzero high on Tuesday with another round of light snow showers moving through Tuesday night and early Wednesday.

The good news is that prolonged biting winds will not accompanying this cold blast, preventing a repeat of the extremely low AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures registered earlier this month.

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However, the magnitude of the impending cold is still dangerous enough to put residents who do not properly bundle up at risk for frostbite and hypothermia.

Care should also be taken to ensure that livestock and other animals housed outdoors have adequate shelter.

Temperatures will climb back above zero on Wednesday before more dangerous cold arrives for Thursday.

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