Arctic blast brings winter to Minnesota: What to expect

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With winter weather just around the corner, it might be time to pull your coats, hats, mittens and boots back out of the closet.

A warm start to the month of December may have felt more like fall, but with an arctic blast on the way winter weather may be here to stay.

Monday will likely be the last day in the 50s, with a wind advisory in effect until midnight. 

A windy afternoon rain is expected to change over to a sloppy wet snow around 6 p.m. Only about one inch of snow is expected to accumulate in the metro. 

The west and northwest parts of the state will see winter storm watches and warnings, with some areas are expecting up to eight inches of snow.  

Temperatures will drop drastically from noon on Monday into the dinner hour Tuesday – 35 degrees to be exact, staying below 30 degrees into the weekend.