It looks like we will take our first trip below freezing Monday night in Minneapolis.

Last year we accomplished that feat on Oct. 7, when we bottomed out at 28 degrees.

We are behind schedule, and I’m sure allergy sufferers will rejoice as we spend the next few nights below freezing, killing most vegetation that messes with our noses.

But it’s not just our nights that will be cold. Expect our highs to stall in the low 40s, which is average for mid-November, not late October.

After some flakes fly across southwestern Minnesota in the morning, expect things to dry out for the rest of the work week.

Our temps will stay below average into the weekend and beyond.

The flow aloft is from the northwest, and that will drag cool, Canadian air our way.