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A frigid start, but warmer temperatures set to move in

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WEATHER ALERTS: The entire Northland is under a WIND CHILL ADVISORY through 10 AM. Wind Chill values will be in the -25 to -40 range, which means frostbite can occur in 15-20 minutes or less.

TODAY: The arctic high pressure finally moves down to our south, so the arctic air will finally move out. We'll see sunny skies once again after a bitter cold start. A warm front pushes through in the afternoon, which will increase the clouds from west to east. Winds trend S to SSW at 10-20 mph. Highs climb into the teens, but the breezy winds will keep wind chill values between -10 and 0.

TONIGHT: Skies become mostly cloudy to cloudy as the warm front pushes through. A weak upper level wave will bring a chance of some light snow and patchy freezing drizzle, mainly across northern Minnesota. Winds remain breezy out of the S and SSW at 10-20 mph, but will start to calm towards sunrise across northern Minnesota. Lows will be in the upper single digits to mid-teens but will rise throughout the night.

SATURDAY: A cold front will approach and slide through the area into the late afternoon and evening. We'll see partly to mostly cloudy skies with a few light snow showers possible early in the morning as the wave passes through and in the evening as the cold front passes. Skies become clear to partly cloudy behind the cold front. Winds trend W to WSW at 8-18 mph, but will become NW 5-15 mph Saturday night. Highs range from the low 20s north to the mid 30s south. Lows range from the teens below north to near zero south.

SUNDAY: High pressure will slide right over the area, which will bring us mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. We'll see light and variable winds, but highs will only be in the upper single digits and teens. Clouds increase as our next system starts moving in and there's a 30% chance of snow Sunday night, mainly west of Duluth.

MONDAY AND TUESDAY: We'll see snow showers Monday into Monday night as the low pressure tracks from the southern Plains towards Chicago. Models indicate the system will bring 1-4" of accumulating snow. High pressure moves back in for Tuesday, along with colder temps. Highs Monday are into the low to mid 20s, but back into the single digits and teens.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY: High pressure will bring us plenty clear to partly cloudy skies to round out the week. It'll be chilly Wednesday with highs 5 to 15 above. Warmer air starts moving in Thursday with highs back into the low to mid 20s, but by Friday, highs will surge back into the 30s!

NEXT WEEKEND: We'll see partly to mostly cloudy skies and warm temperatures into next weekend. Models currently indicate highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s with lows in the 20s.

CPC TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK (FEBRUARY 20-26)

Austin Haskins

Meteorologist/Web Producer

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