Freeze-Thaw Cycle Continues, but So Does Sun

March 13, 2018 10:25 PM

If there's a downside to the beautiful weather this week in the Twin Cities, it's that the daily freeze-thaw cycle is doing its best to break up the roads.

KSTP Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl says that every time water freezes, it expands "with the force of a jackhammer," and that vehicles passing over that ice cause the pavement to break up.


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The trend is expected to continue at least until the weekend, as overnight temperatures through Thursday are expected to be in the mid-20s.

On the flip side, though, the sun will continue to shine. Wednesday's high is expected to reach 45, and by Saturday the Twin Cities should be in the 50s, Dahl says.

A return to the mid to high-30s is expected early next week. 




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