Twin Cities Back in the Deep Freeze

January 12, 2018 09:40 AM

It's back into the deep freeze in the Twin Cities.

The temperature in Minneapolis as of 9 a.m. Friday was -9 degrees. KSTP Chief Morning Meteorologist Ken Barlow said the high is only expected to reach 5 degrees.


A wind chill advisory remains in effect for the metro area until 10 a.m. Wind chills were expected to be near -25 to -30 degrees Friday morning and only around -10 to -15 p.m. as the day goes on.

It could be worse, however. Consider Udachny, Russia where temperatures were clocking in around -43 degrees Friday morning (Twin Cities time).

Barlow said he expects the low to reach -12 overnight with a wind chill near -25 after midnight Saturday.

It will stay cold this weekend. Barlow said the high Saturday is expected to be 4 degrees with a low of -15 and wind chills as low as -25 in the morning. Though it is expected to be partly to mostly sunny.

Barlow's forecast calls for thickening clouds Sunday with snow likely in the afternoon as the Vikings take on the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional round at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Twin Cities could see 1 to 3 inches by late Sunday night.

The high is expected to be around 13 degrees with a low of -4.



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