A volatile weather year that saw Minnesota fighting floods in Duluth and droughts in the southwest comes to a completely iced-over ending this week, and 2014 will kick off with a frigid start.
The Arctic air mass that dropped down into the Twin Cities area and most of the Upper Midwest over the weekend will stick around throughout the week, also bringing several clipper systems that could drop measurable snow on at least one occasion as we kick off 2014.
According to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen:
Snow will spread across the area from west to east on Monday, Dec. 30. Look for 1 to 2 inches of accumulation by evening. More accumulating snow is likely across southern Minnesota on Tuesday-Tuesday night with snow possible across the whole area on New Year's Day.
Temperatures should warm up for the weekend, Jan. 4 and 5, but more snow showers could accompany temperatures in the low 20s.