This has been a weird winter. First warm with no snow. Then a little snow and artic air. Then a warmup with temps returning to an above-normal perch. Now it’s time to break some records.

Over the past week our warmer than average temperatures returned, but this week we’re aiming even higher, with a few high temperature records on the line. The average high for southern Minnesota in January is in the mid 20s.

This week we’ll remain well above normal and will near record levels for much of this week. Thaw’t you’d like that.

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Not only do those high temps look warm for this week, but look to remain there or even warmer into the middle of February, which begins Thursday.

Owatonna's Weather Channel Two Week Forecast

  • MON 1/29: Partly cloudy, High 38.
  • TUE 1/30: Cloudy, High 35.
  • WED 1/31: Mostly sunny, High 46.
  • THU 2/1: Partly cloudy, High 43.
  • FRI 2/2: Partly cloudy, High 39.
  • SAT 2/3: Partly cloudy, High 37.
  • SUN 2/4: Partly cloudy, High 38.
  • MON 2/5: Partly cloudy, High 37.
  • TUE 2/6: Partly cloudy, High 38.
  • WED 2/7: Partly cloudy, High 41.
  • THU 2/8: Mostly cloudy, High 41.
  • FRI 2/9: Snow showers, High 41.
  • SAT 2/10: Snow showers, High 38.
  • SUN 2/11: Partly cloudy, High 38.

Now, a lot of this is pretty far out in the distance, which makes the specifics a little bit sketchy. Yes, things can change -- but it does reflect what NOAA and the National Weather Service are considering are the likely temperature trends over the next couple of weeks.

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