Low temperatures prevail again Tuesday, with dangerously cold wind chills expected overnight.
Minnesota is still under the influence of a strong area of high pressure north of the state.
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.
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.
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.
You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:48 a.m. Monday through Friday morning.
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