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Deep freeze on way: High temps could stay below zero for first time in 4 years

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Four more years?

The longest streak of above zero days on record in the Twin Cities could soon come to an end. Tuesday was the four-year anniversary of the last day on which the high temperature was a negative number. Not that we're counting, but that's 1,461 straight days up above the goose egg.

That big, blue splotch on the weather map labeled "Arctic Blast" may bring the streak to an end, though. At MPR, meteorologist Paul Huttner expects next week to be the coldest of the winter so far. He says temperatures could get down to 30 below in the Northland.

As a prelude to the cold front, just enough snow fell early Wednesday to make roads slick for the morning commute, the Pioneer Press noted.

The National Weather Service summary calls for an Alberta Clipper bringing one to three inches of snow to central and southern Minnesota Wednesday. Then there's this:

A COLD DOME OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING DRASTICALLY COLDER TEMPERATURES IN THE WAKE OF THIS SYSTEM...WITH HIGHS IN THE 10 BELOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE ZERO RANGE NEARLY STATEWIDE ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

The Weather Channel forecasts highs of five below on Monday and zero on Tuesday the 22.

Here's KSTP's forecast:

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