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Temperatures to rebound this week

Dec 31, 2018 04:25PM ● By Editor

National Weather Service - Duluth - graphic 

By Ron Trenda of Minnesota Public Radio News - January 1, 2019

Arctic chill will be with us this New Year’s Day.

Our Tuesday afternoon highs will range from the single digits below zero in northwestern Minnesota to the lower teens in the far southeast.

Wind chill temps will be dangerously cold this New Year’s Day morning in western and northern Minnesota. Wind chill warnings continue until noon this Tuesday in northwestern, north-central and west-central Minnesota:

NWS Twin Cities

Temperature trends

Wednesday afternoon high temps are expected to reach the 20s in most of western and southern Minnesota, with teens elsewhere:

Thursday highs reach the 30s in most of Minnesota:

Twin Cities metro area highs will probably reach the upper 30s on Friday and Saturday, followed by middle 30s on Sunday.

Snow chances

Northwestern Minnesota could see some snow showers Tuesday night, and the northern half of Minnesota will have a chance of snow showers on Wednesday. It looks like the Twin Cities metro area could see a few flurries Wednesday afternoon.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern from Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning:

NOAA NAM simulated radar from Tuesday evening through Wednesday afternoon, via College of DuPage

The color chart to the right of the loop refers to the strength of the signal that returns to the radar, not to the amount of snow.

As always, updated weather information can be heard on the Minnesota Public Radio Network, and you will also see updated weather info on the MPR News live weather blog.

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