MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Seattle is used to its own types of weather extremes, but Minnesotans can’t help but wonder whether they’ll be ready for this one.
Early forecasts call for temperatures significantly colder than they have been so far this winter to arrive just in time for Seattle Seahawks fans to arrive in Minnesota for their playoffs match against the Vikings.
The changeover should begin with rounds of snow in the state on Wednesday and Friday, according to WCCO meteorologist Matt Brickman.
On Saturday, the temperatures will start to make a downturn after a string of days with highs in the mid-30s. Brickman said that temperatures Sunday morning in the Twin Cities should be below zero for the first time this season.
The high on Sunday should struggle just to get into the positive single digits. The Vikings are scheduled to take TCF Bank Stadium to battle the Seahawks at 12:05 p.m.
“It’ll be very cold for that Vikings-Seahawks game,” Brickman said. “If you’re going out to that one, layer up with every piece of clothing you have that’s purple.”
According to SB Nation, this might be in the running for the coldest outdoor game in the history of the Minnesota Vikings.
Typically, average temperatures from Jan. 9-17 rank as the coldest days of the year, with average highs of 23 degrees and average lows of 7.