Twin Cities finally get above freezing, but more cold — and possibly snow — on the way

The Twin Cities is finally getting a break from nearly three weeks of freezing weather, but it won’t last long.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport reached 33 degrees just before noon Monday — the first above-freezing temperature since Dec. 19. Monday’s high was expected to be near 35.

Highs of 36 and 41 are forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, and then the cold returns, according to the National Weather Service. Highs are expected near 13 and 12 Thursday and Friday before falling to near 7 and 5 Saturday and Sunday.

Since Christmas Day, the metro has seen nine days that didn’t get above single digits. The high of minus 6 on Dec. 30 was the lowest daily high temperature in nearly three years.

Snow could be coming with the cold’s return. The weather service forecast calls for about 2 to 4 inches in the Twin Cities on Wednesday night.

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