Frigid air on the way with temps well-below zero across Minnesota

It'll be as cold in Mankato as it is in Bemidji.
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A rather benign week of weather is ahead for Minnesota but even though there are no big snowmakers in the forecast, there is a healthy dose of Arctic air coming in our near future. 

Temps will hover around 20-25 degrees for daytime highs Monday-Wednesday in the Twin Cities, followed by a cold snap Thursday and Friday where highs stay in the teens and overnight lows plummet. 

How cold is it going to get at night? The forecast discussion from the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service says lows will be "well-below zero" Friday morning, especially in areas with the deepest snowpack from this weekend's winter storm. 

That means southern Minnesota, where up to 11 inches of snow fell, can expect the coldest air of the season so far. And that means it'll be as cold overnight Thursday into Friday in Mankato, Owatonna and Rochester as it will be in Bemidji, with temps falling 5-10 degrees below zero. 

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Temps in the Twin Cities will be right around zero Thursday night. 

A decent warmup is in the forecast for early next week as temps will rise back into the 20s and close to 30. 

Here's a city-by-city look at the 10-day temperature forecast. Note the daytime highs in blue and the overnight lows in green. 

Twin Cities

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Rochester

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Mankato

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Duluth:

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Bemidji:

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The Climate Prediction Center is still forecasting above normal temperatures for Dec. 10-16 for all of Minnesota. 

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