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WEATHER: Arctic air arrives this weekend

There will be several days of frigid temperatures and bitterly cold wind chills ahead.

MINNESOTA, USA — Arctic air is settling into the Upper Midwest today and it will be sticking around for much of next week. Temperatures will end up in the single digits above and below zero, with it dropping below -10 in far northern Minnesota by Saturday morning.

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There is a Wind Chill Advisory in effect for northern Minnesota through 3 p.m. Saturday where wind chills of -20 to -30 are expected. Wind chills around the Twin Cities may drop as far as -10 overnight.

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Saturday's temperatures will be fairly steady in the single digits with a breeze pushing wind chills below zero throughout the day.

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Afternoon temperatures will only warm to the single digits above and below zero all around Minnesota. There will be a good deal of sunshine across the northern portion of the state, and a mix of sun and clouds in central Minnesota.

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Snowfall totals will vary sharply in southern Minnesota with significantly higher snowfall expected in northern Iowa. So if the system tracks further north or south than expected, snowfall totals will change dramatically. There could be some flurries in the southern metro.

The arctic air will push temperatures to their lowest in the first half of the week; wind chills will fall to the -15 to -25 range during that time.

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We will find temperatures improving slightly towards the end of the work week, but this is ahead of our next clipper system, which should push numbers down again.

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