Snow showers slowly wind down; brutal cold next week

Additional light snowfall accumulations through early Saturday

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Additional forecast snowfall 6 a.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Saturday
National Weather Service

Snow showers continue on and off Friday into Friday night as our multiday storm slowly moves east. Friday will still be relatively mild but temperatures will be cooling down through the weekend.

Next week brings subzero temperatures and wind chills.

Latest snow totals, moisture in this storm

The snow continues to add up in many places. North Shore snow totals are all between 2 and 3 feet and many places could see an additional 2 to 4 inches through early Saturday. Duluth saw it’s eighth largest snowstorm on record for a 48-hour period.

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Some of the latest snowfall reports early Friday
National Weather Service
24 hour snow analysis
Additional snowfall over the past 24 hours (6 a.m. Thursday through 6 a.m. Friday)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administraion, via Pivotal Weather

The moisture content for this long-duration storm system has been notably high. At Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, we’ve received 1.11 inches of water equivalent precipitation since Tuesday, making this the biggest precipitation event since late August. 

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Liquid equivalent precipitation over the past 72 hours
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

Scattered snow showers into early Saturday

We’ll continue to see snow showers rotate around the low, which is slowly tracking east Friday into early Saturday.

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Forecast precipitation 9 a.m. Friday through 3 p.m. Saturday
College of DuPage weather lab

Additional snowfall amounts will generally be light around 1 inch, but there will be a few pockets of 2-inch amounts and still 2 to 4 more inches along the North Shore.

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Forecast snowfall 6 a.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Saturday
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

Much colder next week; a few snow chances

Temperatures will drop through the weekend with the coldest readings coming by the early to middle part of next week. We also have another possibility of snow on Monday.

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Forecast precipitation late Monday into Monday night
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

Monday night will be pretty cold, subzero statewide and for the first time this season in the Twin Cities.

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Forecast low temperatures Monday night into early Tuesday
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

The wind chill will range from minus 15 to minus 30 across Minnesota Tuesday as well.

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Forecast wind chills early Tuesday
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

We’re keeping our eyes on another storm system next Wednesday into Thursday which could bring more snow to Minnesota or head just south.

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Forecast precipitation Tuesday night into Thursday next week
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, via Pivotal Weather