Things are looking up on the weather maps for the next few days.
After one more shot of Nanook arctic air for the next 36 hours, we begin to climb out of the deep freeze. It's always interesting to evaluate the magnitude of warm Pacific air incursions in winter. The arctic air is shallower this time, and will give us a glancing blow.
As the flow turns southwest into the weekend, temps will begin to respond Thursday afternoon, and may hold steady or rise Thursday night.
Look for 30's by Saturday, and we may top out in the upper 30's with a few low 40's by Sunday afternoon in southern and western Minnesota.
Get out and enjoy the Winter Carnival, but brace for one more arctic shot first!