Twin Cities headed into the deep freeze

January 23, 2019 09:24 PM

Minnesota winter is headed back in full force.

KSTP Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl says some of the coldest air in over a year is headed toward the Twin Cities over the next few days. And even colder temperatures could follow by early next week.

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To start with, Dahl said the low Thursday is expected to be -10 degrees with a high of only 4. A high of 8 is expected Friday with a low of -8.

Temperatures around Minnesota

Meanwhile, a blizzard warning is in effect through Thursday morning for portions of southern and western Minnesota, including cities like Mankato, New Ulm, Willmar and Alexandria.

The National Weather Service says gusts of 35 to 45 miles per hour are possible. With a deep snowpack in place in those areas, and a few inches of newly fallen snow to boot, widespread blowing snow and occasional whiteout conditions are likely.

Dahl said some possibly more significant snow in the metro is possible Sunday night into Monday. But he said the brunt of the storm could be headed for central and northern Minnesota, meaning smaller amounts in the Twin Cities. A high of 11 is expected Monday, but the low is expected to be -10.

And by Tuesday, the high temperature might not get above zero while the low could drop into the -20s or even -30s.


 

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