Manuel Balce Ceneta, Associated Press
The mercury will drop into negative territory by Saturday morning in the Twin Cities
January 26, 2023
A relatively mild January will come to an abrupt end Friday as a frigid air mass moves into Minnesota, kicking off a cold snap that will last at least two weeks.
Temperatures at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the official reporting station for the Twin Cities, have yet to fall below zero this month. But the mercury will drop into negative territory by Saturday morning and low temperatures will be at or below zero through the first full week of February, the National Weather Service said.
Though hardly record-setting, Monday's forecasted low of 11 below will feel bone-chilling at the tail end of a month that has seen temperatures 7.5 degrees above average and has featured just three days with average daily temperatures below normal. The average high temperature for the week is 25 degrees, and average low temperatures are in the mid teens, the Minnesota Climatology Office said.