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Now what? Record cold followed by more snow

We might set the record cold high temp in Twin Cities history.
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Minnesotans are waking up to frigid temperatures Wednesday morning, and unfortunately it's just the beginning of record-breaking cold weather. 

The high temperature Wednesday in Minneapolis will be about 28 degrees and then the bottom falls out with an overnight low of 7 degrees, which would shatter the all-time record low of 12 degrees set in 1979. 

That sets the stage for a bitter cold Home Opener for the Twins as they take on the Seattle Mariners Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service says it'll be unlikely to break past 30-35 degrees, resulting in highs in the upper 20s to mid-30s if we're lucky. 

The all-time record cold Home Opener is 34 degrees. There's also a chance for some light snow during the game. 

Friday is worse, with a high of just 21 degrees in the Twin Cities expected and wind gusts up to 25 mph making it downright miserable. 

April in Minnesota has never seen a daily high temperature of less than 20 degrees, so an all-time record cold high temp is certainly possible. 

The weekend won't be much warmer and then there's another chance for several inches of snow, especially across western Minnesota. 

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