By DJ Kayser, filling in for Douglas:
Brrr! How have you been dealing with this early cold stretch? I have already rotated my closet, bringing my long-sleeved shirts back to the front. I've also sat by a snowy bonfire with a warm cup of apple cider in hand. Just trying to take advantage of what life throws at you, right?
Through Sunday, we've recorded eight days this month with a high of 40F or lower at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, tied for the fifth most on record for October. The most was back in 1917, when 13 days saw highs at or below 40. While we did see a warmer stretch of weather earlier this month, so far 15 days have had below-average highs, with each of the past eight days around 20 degrees below average.
Chilly weather will begin the workweek, with numerous record-cold highs and lows possible. The record high for MSP today is 32F, with a record low Tuesday morning of 13F. The good news is that's where we bottom out, as highs climb into the 50s for Halloween on Saturday. Quiet weather is expected this week — so no more snow (for now).