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Don't get used to it: One-day warm-up coming, bitter cold Monday

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Minnesota will be on a temperature roller-coaster the next few days, and Friday will mark the ride's highest point.

High temperatures in the 30s will be felt across most of the state, forecasters say. The Twin Cities could hit 36 degrees, with 28 in International Falls and Bemidji, and 27 in Ely, KARE 11 reports. It'll be warmest along the state's southern border: 37 in Worthington, 38 in Jackson, and 35 in Albert Lea, KARE says.

Friday will also bring a bit of snow, which was already falling in some parts of the state before dawn. The southwest is likely to get less than an inch, with 1-2 inches in southeast and central Minnesota, and 2-3 inches in much of the northern third of the state (snowfall map below).

Friday will also be windy in western Minnesota. The National Weather Service has issued another blizzard warning for overnight Thursday into Friday for much of southwest Minnesota.

The weather service says strong wind gusts of up to 50 mph will cause significant blowing and drifting snow overnight in the region and once again create periods of zero visibility.

The bitter cold is expected to return by early next week for most of the state. Here's a glimpse at what that roller-coaster ride will be like in the Twin Cities:

Friday's high: 35 degrees
Saturday: 8
Sunday: 16
Monday: -10
Tuesday: -4

According to WCCO's Jamie Yuccas, who appeared on the CBS Evening News, Minnesota is on pace to see it's coldest winter in 33 years.

While it might be one of the coldest winters in recent memory, it is still a ways from being the coldest on record. According to WCCO, assistant state climatologist Pete Boulay says the winter is more normal than most recent winters.

"We just haven't had that many extreme winters in recent years," Boulay told WCCO. "We haven't had this kind of cold this persistent at least in the last 10 to 15 years. If you go back to the mid-90s and the 1980s and 70s, this kind of cold was very common."

Here's the National Weather Service snowfall predictions for Friday:

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