MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - An early-January heat wave took what may have been the coldest period this winter and turned it into spring-like conditions, if only for a day or two.
It was the first time in more than three weeks that temperatures rose above freezing, giving Minnesotans a brief respite from the cold.
Temperatures are expected to climb into the 40s throughout Tuesday and into Wednesday night, accompanied by a few inches of snow that may complicate the morning commute Thursday.
Be sure to enjoy the short period of unseasonable temperatures while you can, however, because it won't last long. Colder temperatures lie on the other side of Thursday's snowstorm, with Minnesota headed back toward subzero conditions over the weekend.