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Cold settles in for a few days after mild Monday

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Polar air sweeps into our area late Monday sending temps crashing to the 30s.

Strong northwest winds gusting over 30 mph will continue on Tuesday, bringing temps nearly 25 degrees lower than Monday’s mild readings.

The city’s first below normal temperatures for this December are expected Tuesday and Wednesday.

The chill is forecast to ease beginning Thursday, with temps climbing back to the 40s by the end of the week.

Updates at wgntv.com/weather

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