Light snow ends Thursday night, more cold air moves in for the start of the weekend

A clipper moving across Iowa and parts of southern Minnesota will drop light snow through Thursday evening. Cold air moving in behind this system will keep us in the icebox through Friday and Saturday before temperatures moderate a bit Sunday. For now, there will be areas of blowing snow and wind chills near -20° through Thursday night. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY is in effect until Noon Friday for all of southeast Minnesota and north-central to northeast Iowa.

Friday will remain very cold, and Saturday will be even colder in the morning with lows around -10°. Arctic air will be displaced by a strong, south wind on Sunday, helping highs make it to around 20°. With that said, it won’t feel much warmer Sunday thanks to winds up to 35mph at times.

The real warm-up will commence next week. Highs return to around 30° Monday and will reach above freezing from Tuesday through at least Friday. A couple storm systems will at least get close to us next week, one on Tuesday and another Thursday. There is a chance of snow for some of us with both of these systems and there is a chance some rain may join the mix.