This has been a weird winter. First warm with no snow. Now a little snow and artic air. Next up is a big warmup with temps returning to their above-normal perch.

Over the past week our warmer than average season took a nosedive below zero, feels like temps hovering around to -30 to -40. The average high for southern Minnesota in January is in the low to mid 20s.

Beginning as soon as this weekend we could be back above normal on the thermometer, with highs creeping near 40 next week (yes, really).

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High temps will continue to struggle to get above zero through Friday, but we climb to near 20 on Sunday, and into the 30s for Monday and beyond.

Owatonna's Weather Channel Two Week Forecast

  • TUE 1/16: Mostly sunny, High 3.
  • WED 1/17: Partly cloudy, High 6.
  • THU 1/18: Mostly cloudy, High 5.
  • FRI 1/19: Mostly cloudy, High 2.
  • SAT 1/20: Sunny, High 4.
  • SUN 1/21: Partly cloudy, High 19.
  • MON 1/22: Cloudy, High 33.
  • TUE 1/23: Cloudy, High 36.
  • WED 1/24: Rain or snow, High 36.
  • THU 1/25: Cloudy, High 36.
  • FRI 1/26: Mostly sunny, High 33.
  • SAT 1/27: Mostly cloudy, High 32.
  • SUN 1/28: Mostly cloudy, High 33.
  • MON 1/29: Partly cloudy, High 25.
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National Weather Service

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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