Wind chills to fall to minus 35 overnight Tuesday

Highs stay below average, with some afternoon sunshine

Low temperatures prevail again Tuesday, with dangerously cold wind chills expected overnight.

Tuesday’s weather

Minnesota is still under the influence of a strong area of high pressure north of the state. 

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Surface weather analysis from 3 a.m. Tuesday
National Weather Service

This currently has us under a cooler wind flow, with winds from the north to northeast, and it is keeping skies predominantly clear.

Fortunately, a few more clouds did linger overnight Monday, which prevented temperatures from getting as low as they would have otherwise. Tuesday morning temperatures range from a few negatives north to the low teens south, which is slightly above average for morning lows in late January.

Temperatures rise little during the day though, so highs will be below average with single-digit highs and a few below zero reading north and teens south.

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Forecast highs Tuesday
National Weather Service

The morning clouds give way to partly sunny skies in the afternoon. Precipitation is unlikely except maybe a flurry in southeastern Minnesota, and a couple light bands of snow in the northwestern corner of the state Tuesday morning.

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Wind chill advisory through noon Wednesday
National Weather Service

Wind chills are expected to drop to minus 15 to 35 for northern Minnesota Tuesday night; in fact a wind chill advisory is already up for northwestern Minnesota through noon Wednesday (in blue).

Temperatures turn milder, with another chance for snow by the weekend.

That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

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