One day warm up Saturday; arctic again Sunday

A longer warmup is ahead next week

It’s a one-hit-wonder warmup Saturday for Minnesota.

Southerly winds will increase across Minnesota overnight into Saturday morning. Wind gusts will hit 30 mph early Saturday across much of western Minnesota.

Forecast wind gusts
Forecast wind gusts at 4 a.m. Saturday.
NOAA

But winds will back off under 15 mph in most areas by later Saturday afternoon. High temperatures will reach the lower 30s across southern Minnesota, with 20s up north.

Saturday afternoon looks fantastic for outdoor winter activities across Minnesota.

Forecast high temperatures Saturday
Forecast high temperatures Saturday.
NOAA

Arctic front Sunday

Another arctic air mass dives southward across Minnesota Sunday. High temperatures will hover a few degrees either side of zero Sunday.

Forecast high temperatures Sunday
Forecast high temperatures Sunday.
NOAA

By Monday morning, subzero lows cover Minnesota once again.

Forecast minimum temps Monday
Forecast minimum temps Monday.
NOAA

There is good news for those who want a break from the cold next week. Highs will reach the 20s and 30s across Minnesota next Tuesday through Thursday.

Forecast high temperatures Thursday
Forecast high temperatures Thursday.
NOAA

Some light snow will cross central and northern Minnesota overnight into early Saturday. Right now I don’t see any big snow systems on the maps for the next week.

Stay warm, Minnesota.

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