Arctic air will remain in place over the Upper Midwest through the rest of this week, including the Minneapolis area.
While this current polar blast will not equal what the city experienced earlier this month, temperatures will be well below average and gusty winds will make it feel brutally cold.
Temperatures Thursday night will range from just above zero to around 15 below zero, including 24- to 36-consecutive hours when the thermometer will be below zero.
Friday will bring a brief break from the arctic chill, but another surge of polar air will blast through the area this weekend.
There can be a coating of snow on Friday before the weekend's arctic reinforcement.
A low pressure system is set to deliver heavy rain to parts of the Southeast Friday and Saturday, bringing the risk of flooding to the area.
Many across the East may have thought that the calendar flipped back to winter due to the cold blast that brought a dramatic drop in temperatures and even snow to some communities.
A ferry has sunk off the coast of South Korea, leaving at least four dead and over 250 passengers missing.
Following some rain showers this Saturday, drier weather is in store for Boston by Monday to kick off the 118th annual Boston Marathon.
A mid-April snowstorm will continue to focus on the Upper Midwest through Thursday, spreading snow from Minnesota to Ontario.
Experts across the nation are searching for plausible solutions to the defects of the nation's over-stressed and antiquated power system before severe weather season takes full rein.
Ft. Wayne, IN (1963)
Precipitation totaled 2.65": hail 1.75" in diameter, 2 tornadoes, $650,000 damage, 21 buildings destroyed.
Burlington, VT (1983)
15.6" snowstorm - April record.
Winnipeg, MB (1996)
169 consecutive days with snow on the ground. This broke the old record of 167 days during the winter 1955-1956.