Mid-January temps likely to stick around into weekend

Very chilly temperatures, more like mid-January, are likely to hang around through the rest of the week and into the weekend.

Some subzero temperatures are possible if skies clear and winds ease in west central Minnesota in the early morning hours.


The maximum temperatures on Friday are expected to be colder than the average highs in the coldest period of the winter season.  The average high on Jan. 15 in the Twin Cities is 23 degrees.

The National Weather Service forecast maximum temperature for Friday in Minneapolis-St. Paul is 20 degrees.


Additional snowfall amounts are expected to be around an inch through mid-morning in east central Minnesota.

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More snow is on tap today for parts of Wisconsin and for Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where lake effect snowfall will enhance the very heavy accumulation.



Snowfall totals exceeded a foot in some locations around St. Cloud to near Princeton in central Minnesota.  There was a report of 12.5 inches of accumulation seven miles northeast of Maple Lake in Wright County, northwest of the Twin Cities.

The measurement of 13.2 inches at St. Cloud on Monday was a new daily record snowfall, beating the old record of 4.3 set in 1946.

You can check out snowfall reports from the National Weather Service link by clicking here.