Milder Thursday, snow chance Friday; cold, windy Saturday

40 to 50 mph gusts Thursday in southwestern Minnesota

WIND ADV
Wind advisory for southwest Minnesota through 4 p.m. Thursday: gusts of up to 40 to 50 mph are possible
National Weather Service

Look for a milder couple of days as temperatures warm to near freezing in southern Minnesota Thursday afternoon and closer to 40 Friday. Temperatures will be cooler, mainly in the 20s in northern Minnesota and we’ll still have a breeze Thursday at 10-20 mph, closer to 20-35 mph in southwest Minnesota.

Winds pick up again Friday night as snow and cold return.

Warmer and more wind

It was a frigid start to the day early Thursday before sunrise. Several locations were below zero with everybody else in the single digits.

Thu lows
Low temperatures early Thursday
National Weather Service

Temperatures will recover quickly Thursday to near freezing in southern Minnesota.

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Forecast high temperatures Thursday
National Weather Service

It’ll be windy again Thursday, especially in southwestern Minnesota where we do have a wind advisory through 4 p.m. for potential gusts of 40 to 50 mph.

Friday will be even warmer in southeastern Minnesota but colder air will already be pushing into northwestern Minnesota as our next weather system switches the winds around.

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Forecast high temperatures Friday
National Weather Service

Snow chances and even more wind

We have a few more snow chances in the next several days. First up is Friday afternoon into Friday night. We could even have a few rain sprinkles in southeastern Minnesota.

Northeastern Minnesota could even see some patchy light ice with temperatures below freezing at the surface.

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Forecast ice potential late Friday in northeast Minnesota
National Weather Service

This Friday-Friday night system will mainly bring a few fresh inches of snow to northern Minnesota. Southern Minnesota will see just a coating.

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Forecast snowfall Friday into Friday night
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

Winds will pick back up Friday night into Saturday morning, creating blowing snow and bitter wind chills. It’ll be colder Saturday with highs mainly in the single digits and teens.

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Forecast wind gusts Friday afternoon into early Saturday
College of DuPage weather lab

Another clipper system will again, brush northern Minnesota with snow showers late Sunday.

Sun night precip
Forecast precipitation 3 p.m. Sunday through 9 a.m. Monday
College of DuPage weather lab