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Quick shot of snow to be followed by cold snap next week in Minnesota

A cold front is expected to push through around Monday.

Sunshine will make the snow sparkle the next two days before temps drop into the teens for highs on Friday throughout Minnesota, but that's not the plummeting temperatures this story is focusing on. 

The National Weather Service expects temps to rebound into the 30s this weekend before a strong cold front dives through Minnesota on Monday, paving a path for Canadian air to invade the Upper Midwest. 

That cold front, also known as an Alberta clipper during the winter months, will bring the possibility for some minor snow accumulations on Monday. But as soon as the front moves through, temps will nosedive, possibly into the single digits or below zero. 


Worst-case scenario, according to the weather service, would be high temps that don't break zero degrees in the middle of next week. The cold snap could also lead to the first wind chill advisory, especially for Minnesotans living in western and central areas of the state. 

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No big storms are in the forecast, but the forecast discussion from the Twin Cities office of the weather service does note that the Alberta clipper expected to push through Monday could be an overachiever. Nothing major, but a few inches can't be ruled out. 

Here's the longe range look at the European weather model's radar simulation, just to give you an idea of what might swing through Monday. These models constantly change, so take this with a grain of salt. 


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