After a couple of days with temperatures typical of the opening days of spring, big changes are on the way for Minneapolis.
Winter is expected to strike back during the weekend as a dose of arctic air returns behind a cold front. Temperatures will drop into the 20s during the day with lows plunging into the single digits overnight.
Anyone outdoors during the overnight and evening hours should wear the proper layers, as cold-related injuries are possible.
The cold air will linger through at least the middle of the week and temperatures will be well below average for the latter part of March.
The city's next chance for some snow showers will come on Monday afternoon with a coating up to 1 inch of snow possible.
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While a surge in warmth and humidity will lead to downpours and gusty storms in the northeastern United States into early Saturday, much cooler air will soon follow.
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Even though Cindy is inland and weakening, the risk of flooding and severe thunderstorms will continue along the central Gulf Coast and part of the interior South.
Cindy made landfall early Thursday morning along the border of Texas and Louisiana.
The longest heat wave in more than 20 years in the United Kingdom peaked on Wednesday with temperatures again topping 32 C (90 F) in parts of southern England.
Effects from Tropical Storm Cindy have been felt across the southern United States.
Cindy will continue to release torrential rainfall and raise the risk of flooding even as the storm pushes well inland over the United States into this weekend.