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Single-digit temps Thursday before significant snowfall expected

Updated: January 16, 2020 11:58 AM

A wind chill advisory remains in effect until 9 a.m. Thursday and significant snowfall is on the way. 

Chief Morning Meteorologist Ken Barlow said wind chills had been pushed down to minus 25 degrees Thursday morning.

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Barlow said the wind chill was expected to rise as the morning transitions into the afternoon. Afternoon temperatures will remain in the single digits, Barlow added.

The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory for multiple counties.

Looking ahead, Barlow said slightly warmer weather will arrive Friday, with snow expected to start falling after 10 a.m. By the afternoon Friday, Barlow said the metro will see at least 4 inches of snow, with several more inches expected overnight into Saturday. Once the storm has wrapped, Barlow said it's likely 6-10 inches of snow, with 12 inches in a few parts of the state, will have accumulated.

6 to 10 inches of snow expected Friday into Saturday in Twin Cities

Meanwhile, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Sun Country Airlines and United Airlines have issuing travel waivers due to the upcoming snowstorm in Minnesota and other parts of the Midwest.

Airline officials advised those traveling to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to check flight status frequently. 

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Xcel Energy also reported it's preparing additional staff members to be ready in the event of increased power outages during the upcoming storm.

Company officials said customers can report outages via the Xcel Energy app, online, or by calling 1-800-895-1999.

The NWS has issued a winter storm watch for dozens of counties Thursday and Friday.

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