Minnesota’s Weather Authority: Extreme cold moving in this week, wind chills to reach -35 degrees

As you’ve heard from the meteorologists at Minnesota’s Weather Authority, bitter cold is moving into the upper Midwest.

Monday’s high is 14 degrees with a low of 1, and temperatures will only get colder as the week goes on.

As of Monday, Dec. 19, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Chief Meteorologist Ken Barlow predicts the following benchmarks:

  • Monday: high of 14, low of 1, light snow in some areas
  • Tuesday: high of 6, low of -8
  • Wednesday: high of 2, low of -3, several inches of snow by late night
  • Thursday: high of -1, low of -8, wind chill between -25 and -35
  • Friday: high of zero, low of -9, wind chill between -25 and -35
  • Christmas Eve: high of 2, low of -7
  • Christmas Day: high of 10, low of 5

If you haven’t prepared already, Monday is the day to get ready for oncoming below-zero temperatures. CLICK HERE for safety and home prep tips for extreme cold from Minnesota’s Weather Authority.

Those who need a place to escape the cold can go to several warming shelter locations in the Twin Cities. Learn more about warming shelters from 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reporter Andrea Lyon in the video player at the bottom of this article.

Click here for more about Ramsey County warming locations, and here for centers in Hennepin County.

Learn about the dangers of extreme cold with this information guide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.