Arctic cold Saturday; temps rebound Sunday afternoon

List of peak Friday wind gusts

It’s still breezy Saturday, but the window-rattling winds of Friday evening have eased up.

The peak Friday wind gust at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was 47 mph. Here’s a list of peak Friday evening wind gusts, which included a gust of 55 mph at Redwood Falls:

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Peak wind gusts Friday evening
National Weather Service

A more extensive list of Friday wind gusts can be found here.

Cold start to the weekend

We’re starting Saturday with temps in the single digits above and below zero in most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Wind chill temps are in the teens and 20s below zero.

A wind chill advisory continues until 10 a.m. in most of northwestern Minnesota for wind chills of 20 to 30 below zero:

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Wind chill advisory until 10 a.m. Saturday
National Weather Service

Saturday highs will be mainly in the teens:

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Saturday forecast highs
National Weather Service

There will be some 20s in far southern Minnesota and a few single-digit highs near the Canadian border.

Saturday afternoon wind gusts will be in the 14 to 22 mph range:

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Saturday noon forecast wind gusts
National Weather Service

Forecast wind gusts are in knots, with 14 knots equal to 16.1 mph.

Saturday afternoon wind chill temps (which are based on sustained winds, not gusts) will be below zero in most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin:

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Saturday noon forecast wind chill
National Weather Service

High temps rebound on Sunday, with highs ranging from 20s in the north to 30s in southern Minnesota:

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Sunday forecast highs
National Weather Service

It looks like a dry weekend in most areas, with just a few stray flurries at times.

You can find updated weather information for Minnesota and western Wisconsin on the Minnesota Public Radio News network, and on the MPR News live weather blog.

Minnesota road conditions can be found here. Wisconsin road conditions can be found here.

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on MPR News at 7:35 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 4:39 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.