After sinking to 18 degrees below zero Sunday morning, temperatures on Monday and into the week should once again climb above zero.
Buoyed by wind gusts up to 24 mph, Sunday's wind chill readings bottomed out between 30 below to 40 below zero. The National Weather Service in Duluth issued a wind chill advisory effective until 9 a.m. Monday.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation issued a difficult driving alert for Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties effective until 9:45 a.m. Monday due to reduced visibility, blowing snow, wind gusts and icy patches on area roadways. Driving conditions in Aitkin County were listed by MnDOT as fair, though motorists are cautioned to be alert for of black ice and gusty winds.
Ski Gull in Lake Shore closed Saturday and Sunday due to the cold temperature and low wind chill. The ski and board-a-thon has been rescheduled for Feb. 23.
The arctic air will remain over northern Minnesota into Monday, the weather service reported, with a high temp of 4-9 degrees and wind chills 25 to 35 below zero. There's also a 50 percent chance of light snow Monday.
It is expected to warm up on Tuesday, with a high temp of 13-18 degrees, followed by a high temp of 18-23 degrees Wednesday. There's a 20-40 percent chance on snow on both days.
It is expected to be colder Thursday and Friday, with high temps of 8-14 degrees.
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