Brandon Weatherz: Snow returns tonight, frigid stretch to follow

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We step out the door to much cooler conditions this morning, ranging from minus single digits for much of northern Minnesota to teens looking east across northwest Wisconsin. Afternoon highs will stay in low to mid-teens across the region with sunshine making a return. The final clipper in the parade we’ve had this week rolls through tonight with widespread snow bringing a general 1-3”. The bulk of accumulation falls by 6 am Friday with snow showers exiting to the east through the morning. We will then be done with widespread accumulation in the forecast with bitter cold taking the focus.

Temperatures fall into the single digits this evening, then the passing system allows temps to rise overnight with Friday morning featuring mid-teens to low 20s. That will then be where highs stay for Friday with mostly cloudy skies. We fall below zero Friday night, then highs stay in single digits below and above zero on Saturday. Temps plunge into minus double digits Saturday night with dangerously cold wind chills expected. Bitter cold persists through the weekend and well into next week.

Today: Partly cloudy. High 14. NW wind becoming SW 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Cloudy with snow showers. Temperature falls near 8 by 9 pm, then steadily rises near 15 by 6 am. SSW wind 10-15 mph. Chance of snow: 90%. Accumulation of 1-2” expected.

Tomorrow: Chance of snow before 9 am, then mostly cloudy and breezy. High 18. W wind 15-20 mph. Chance of snow: 30%.

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy and blustery. Low -5. W wind 5-15 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and cold. High 3. NW wind 5-10 mph.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Low -15. W wind 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 2. W wind 5-10 mph.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Low -15. W 5-10 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High 0. W wind 5-15 mph.

Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low -15. W wind 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 5. SW wind 5-10 mph.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Low -5. W wind 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 6. W wind 5-15 mph.