Winterlike cold makes it return to Minneapolis as a pattern will set up across the Great Lakes that will usher in a series of Arctic surges early in the week.
By Wednesday, Minneapolis will have experienced a few days of below-average temperatures with the daytime high only reaching the upper teens, which is 10 degrees below normal for the beginning of February.
High pressure to the north will keep conditions dry with sunshine mixing with clouds through the afternoon and into the evening setting the stage for temperatures to free-fall to near zero on Wednesday night.
A disturbance pushes just to the south of city on Thursday, although this day will be the brightest one of the week with plenty of sunshine in store for majority of the day.
However, it will remain on the cold side as the high on Thursday may not break the 20-degree mark.
Changes arrive by the end of the week as a system moving in from the Northwest will send clouds across the northern Plains and Great Lakes.
This cloud cover will allow temperatures to moderate into the middle 30s on Friday, the first time temperatures will be above freezing in February.
The weekend will start off cloudy with a high of near 30 degrees for Saturday and a couple of snow showers move in for the second half of the weekend accumulating a coating to an inch throughout the day on Sunday.