Minnesota is slowly emerging from the deep freeze it’s been in this week.

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 Temperatures across the southern half of the state began rising last night and are expected to get into the teens or lower 20’s today, which would be the warmest weather in a week. Rochester’s official temperature readings at the airport dropped below zero around 3 a.m. yesterday and stayed there until around 11 last night.  Temps slowly rose overnight and are expected to get near 20 today, which is almost 10 degrees below normal.   It was very cold in northern Minnesota again this morning with most cities reporting overnight lows that were below zero. International Falls reported a low of 33 below.   Although temperatures in the Rochester area are expected to remain below normal the next few days, it will still be warmer than it has been so far this week.