You knew it would happen again sooner or later. Temperatures in Minnesota take a nosedive the next few days as winter returns to the forecast.

Northwest winds gust to 45 miles per hour today as colder air pours in from Canada. A family of cold fronts sweeps across Minnesota in the next 48 hours. Today’s cold front brings us back to average. This weekend’s arctic front delivers a shot of noticeably colder air with sub-zero chills. Arctic high pressure noses south behind the weekend front.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The overall temp trend is down. February opens with temps running about 15 degrees colder than average across Minnesota. Light snow chances arrive Saturday night and Monday.

Weatherspark

Our snow drought continues with no major snow storms in sight right now for about the next two weeks.

30 days until meteorological spring!

Stay warm Minnesota.