Let's check in on the Christmas forecast – yep, it's still going to be obnoxiously cold

Yep, it's still going to be obnoxiously cold.
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Santa is going to need more than his fuzzy red coat and big white beard to keep warm when he's flying over Minnesota Christmas night.

The Twin Cities is still on track to get its coldest Christmas Day in the past 20 years, meaning single digits ... at best.

The forecast as of Friday shows a steady drop through the weekend, before bottoming out Monday with lows down to minus 15, and highs anywhere from negative 5 to 10 degrees above zero.

The National Weather Service Twin Cities thinks it'll top out at around 2 degrees in the Twin Cities on Christmas – the average high is 25 degrees, while the record for the coldest high temp is minus 11 degrees (set way back in 1884).

And the metro region will be warm compared to up north.

The National Weather Service Duluth isn't expecting anything above minus 3 degrees starting Christmas morning.

The high mid-day Christmas in Duluth will be about negative 5; Hinckley could be a couple degrees warmer, while International Falls could top out around negative 10.

Those will brush up against some of the coldest Christmas Days on record.

It'll be about the same for those in the northwestern region of the state.

The southernmost third of the state should reach the single digits on the day, maybe as high as 7 around Rochester, NWS says. West-central Minnesota will hover right around zero.

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