Tricky Commute Lingers Late Thursday, Bitter Cold to Start Friday

January 12, 2018 09:08 PM

Be prepared to bundle up Friday morning, as downright bitter cold air returns.

Temperatures on Friday are expected to reach a high of only 5 degrees, with low dropping to -12.


According to KSTP Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl, wind chills Friday morning are expected to be around to -25 to -35 degrees. The National Weather Service has a wind chill advisory in effect for a majority of Minnesota until 10 a.m. Friday morning.

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MnDOT continues to report crashes and spin outs through the late evening hours, noting roads across the metro are partially snow covered. The Minnesota State Patrol reported 274 crashes, 141 spin outs and 10 jackknifed semis through 8:30pm Thursday.

Know before you go, plan your morning commute with KSTP Traffic.

According to the National Weather Service, as of 6 p.m. Thursday, 2.4 inches of snow fell at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

Because of that some communities in the metro, including Crystal and Richfield, issued snow emergencies. Minneapolis and St. Paul did not Thursday.



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