Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A shivering weather streak for Rochester will be broken Sunday.

The city has experienced below average weather since December 22nd. The forecast for Sunday calls for highs in the upper 20s, warm enough to boost the daily average temperature above normal and end this bone-chilling streak.

During this streak, Rochester has had 12 days of subzero weather.

Eight of those days included lows in the minus teens, including Saturday’s low of -18. That’s the coldest since Dec. 18, 2016 when the low was recorded at -25 degrees.

Ironically, Rochester began an opposite streak a few days after that frigid morning. Between Dec. 22, 2016 and Jan. 3rd 2017, Rochester basked in high temps that were in the 30s on all but one day. The highest it’s been in the city between Dec. 22, 2017 and Jan 3rd this year was the 22 degrees recorded on the 22nd.

Rochester is expected to enjoy 30s the next few days with highs approaching 40 Wednesday before colder air returns. This warm air may melt most of the snow the Rochester area has received so far this winter - which isn’t much. Rochester has recorded just over 7 inches of snow since Dec. 1st.  Nearly 20 inches fell during December 2016.

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