It isn't officially Winter yet, but according to the National Weather Service temperatures early next will be more appropriate for January instead of early November.

A strong cold front will move through the region this weekend. Temperatures behind this front will average nearly 25 to 35 degrees below normal.

What the National Weather Service Says

Based on similarities of an air mass in 1986, record temperatures are possible next Monday and Tuesday. This forecast is still 5-6 days out, but these forecast temperatures have been consistent over the past two days.

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The National Weather Service says the air mass characteristics are similar to that of November 1986, when record lows were set across Central Minnesota on the 10th and 11th.

On November 11th 1986, a record low of -4° was set in St. Cloud, with record low highs set on November 10th (19°) and 11th (20°).

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