Another round of snow showers and cooler Wednesday, milder air and a storm system ahead

Another round of light snow across central Minnesota and below normal temperatures Wednesday

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Weather activity midday Wednesday: a swath of snow showers will cross much of central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin
National Weather Service

Wednesday will be cooler with highs ranging from the low to mid-20s south to barely zero in the northwest. Another clipper brings light snow to central Minnesota but we’re watching the potential for a larger storm system Thursday night into Friday.

A cooler day with more light snow across central Minnesota

It’s considerably colder in the northwest part of Minnesota early Wednesday. A wind chill advisory is out for those areas through the morning where wind chills are ranging from negative 20 to 35 below.

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Wind chill advisory (shaded in light blue) for northwest Minnesota through Wednesday morning where wind chills will be as cold as negative 35 in spots
National Weather Service

Another clipper system is bringing a quick shot of light snow to central Minnesota Wednesday morning, just south of the coldest air in far northern Minnesota this time.

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Forecast precipitation early Wednesday through midday
NOAA via pivotal weather

Snowfall amounts will range from a few inches in portions of west central Minnesota around Alexandria to 1 to 2 inches through Morris, Brainerd, Hinckley into Hayward, Wis. Places like St. Cloud and Duluth could get a coating to one inch potentially on the southern and northern edge of most of the snow respectively. The Twin Cities could get a dusting to a coating.

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Forecast snowfall Wednesday
NOAA via pivotal weather

High temperatures will be below normal, ranging from the low to mid-20s in southern Minnesota to a few subzero readings in the northwest corner of Minnesota.

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Forecast high temperatures Wednesday
NOAA via pivotal weather

Thursday will be milder with highs near 30 again in southern Minnesota.

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Forecast high temperatures Thursday
NOAA via pivotal weather

Larger storm system Thursday night into Friday?

A bigger system looks to graze southern Minnesota with snow, possibly even a wintry mix Thursday night into Friday.

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Forecast precipitation Thursday afternoon into Friday
NOAA via pivotal weather

The models still differ on the track and timing some.

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