It's still officially Fall in Minnesota, but we're going to get a dose of January across southern Minnesota next week.

This week has been a mixed bag of strong winds, snow, sleet, rain, and ice depending exactly where you are. For the most part, here in southern Minnesota, the latest storm has been a rain event -- but that's going to change.

Snow is in the forecast Thursday through Saturday, with anywhere from four to eight inches of accumulation possible.

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This will be a typical cold-air outbreak, with several days of lows below zero, and highs near zero to 10 degrees next Monday through Wednesday.

Following this week's storm, arctic air will move into the region, with highs not making it out of the single digits next week, and overnight lows dropping below zero for the first time this season.

Owatonna Temperature Forecast

  • SUN 12/18:  Low 3, High 12.
  • MON 12/19: Low -1, High 8
  • TUE 12/20: Low -3, High 7
  • WED 12/21: Low -1, High 6
  • THU 12/22: Low -4, High 1
  • FRI 12/23: Low -10, High -1
  • SAT 12/24: Low -6, High 4
  • SUN 12/25: Low -4, High 4

The normal low and high for this time of year in Owatonna are 10 and 26, and we're clearly going to be well below that.

Need a little good weather news? Days start getting longer in one week already, and the forecast looks to get back closer to normal the week after Christmas.

Bundle up buttercup! Santa's gonna need more than a glass of milk & a cookie.

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