Brandon Weatherz: Warmer Wednesday, but Frigid by Friday

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It’s another frigid start to the day with temps ranging from minus single digits to minus twenties with the coldest conditions along and north of the Iron Range. These areas are in a Wind Chill Advisory until 10 am as wind chills approach -35. Temps rebound into low to mid-teens across the Northland this afternoon under a mix of clouds and sun. A cold front sweeps the region overnight, generating a few snow showers with a dusting possible. This front triggers blustery northwest winds and much colder air for our Thursday.

Areas up north that see the cold front first fall back to minus teens tonight. Meanwhile, the Twin Ports and areas south stay above zero into the early morning, but high temps will be set in the morning with temps falling through the day. Wind chills during the day Thursday will be in the minus 20s. By Friday morning, temps will be in teens to 30s below zero with wind chills approaching -50 in the cold spots. This is why a Wind Chill Watch is in effect for Koochiching, Central and North St. Louis, Lake, and Cook Co. from 6 pm Thursday until 12 pm Friday. Fortunately, warmer air makes a speedy return to the region in time for a much more comfortable weekend.

Today: A mix of clouds and sun. High 15. WSW wind 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a few snow showers possible. Low 2. SW wind becomes NW 10-20 mph.

Tomorrow: Sunny, cold and blustery. Early morning high of 7, then temp falls below zero in the afternoon. NW wind 15-20 mph.

Tomorrow night: Mostly clear. Low -20. NW wind 5-15 mph.

Friday: mix of clouds and sun. High 0. SW 5-10 mph.

Friday night: Cloudy. Low -2. S wind 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Cloudy and warmer. High 25. SW wind 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 25. WNW wind 5-10 mph.

Monday: Cloudy and breezy with snow showers in the afternoon. High 32. S wind 5-15 mph. Chance of snow: 40%.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy and breezy. High 28. WNW wind 10-15 mph.