Minneapolis Weather to Turn Even Colder Wednesday Night

By Mark Leberfinger, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
February 25, 2014; 3:07 AM ET
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The reappearance of the polar vortex means the return of frigid air and a little snow at times in the Minneapolis area this week.

Two main waves of frigid air will roll through this week.

One blast will settle in Tuesday and another blast will move in Wednesday night and Thursday.

The second blast will be the coldest of the two. Temperatures may stay below zero from Wednesday evening into Friday midday.

Brisk winds will result in AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures well below zero much of the time.

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The cold wave will release its grip a little by Saturday with lighter winds, but temperatures may still be no higher than the single digits.

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. This is the 11th coldest on record for Minneapolis, according to the National Weather Service.

Tune in to AccuWeather Live Midday every weekday at noon EST. We will be talking about the return of cold air in the Midwest and East, as well as more storms and the potential for rain in California.

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