High winds warm Minnesota Friday

Friday morning starts off brutally cold again

Friday is starting off bitterly cold again, but strong southerly winds will bring a significant warm-up through the day.

Friday’s forecast

Under mostly clear skies Thursday night, temperatures plummeted again by Friday morning, putting most of the state at 10 to 20 below. The entire state is also under a wind chill advisory Friday morning, for wind chills 20 to 30 below or colder. Temperatures will warm significantly through the day, with most of western Minnesota making it into the 20s by afternoon.

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Friday high temperatures
National Weather Service

Many places with see their highest temperatures late Friday, as warmer air continues to spread overnight and into Saturday. The warmer air is funneling in thanks to southerly winds that are increasing across western Minnesota through the morning, bringing windy conditions across the state by afternoon.

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Winds Friday afternoon
National Weather Service

Southwestern Minnesota will see the highest winds, which could gust over 40 mph, so that corner of the state is under a wind advisory until 7 p.m.

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Wind Advisory until 7 p.m. Friday
National Weather Service

The winds may cause areas of blowing snow, especially for western Minnesota.

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Friday evening weather
National Weather Service

The same system bringing the high winds will move some light snow into northwestern Minnesota by evening and across northern Minnesota overnight.

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:48 a.m. Monday through Friday morning.

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