Frigid sub-zero cold will be enhanced with northwest winds creating -15 to -25 degree wind chills Monday morning.
As temperatures work their way above the zero mark by late morning, the center of Arctic high pressure will move southeast out of Minnesota – tracking directly overhead here Monday night.
Winds will be die off, and under clear skies and a thick snow cover, temperatures are expected to fall rapidly after sunset – bottoming-out as low as -15 to-20 degrees after midnight and early Tuesday morning.
After another cold day Tuesday, the center of high pressure will drift off to the east and winds will shift southerly – allowing readings to finally begin a rebound that could see above 32-degree readings here for the first time in two weeks, on Thursday.
Warm-up next week
Another cold front Thursday night will cool things down moderately into Saturday, but Sunday will see a marked change in the wind pattern aloft – from northwest to west-southwesterly flow.
This will finally open the door to a taste of warmer air next week, but also gradually increase the chances of snow melt and lead to potential flooding problems later that week.