Blizzard conditions effected southern Minnesota and northern Iowa today, making travel around the region a dangerous at times. Tonight, the winds will remain strong out of the northwest at 10-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph before midnight. Winds are expected to slowly die down after midnight, but blowing and drifting snow will continue to be a concern overnight, especially in rural and open areas. Skies will be cloudy with temperatures in the single digits below zero. A Wind Chill Advisory will be in effect tonight from 6pm until Noon Sunday as wind chills will near 25 to 30 degrees below zero. Make sure to dress warmly and limit your time outdoors as frostbite can occur in as little as 15 minutes.
High pressure takes control of the region heading into Sunday, giving us a cold and quieter day. Skies will be cloudy with afternoon temperatures in the low single digits above zero. Winds chills will be concern throughout the day as well, dropping as low as 25 below at times. Winds will be blustery out of the northwest at 10-15 mph with gusts near 25 mph. Sunday night could see a chance for a few snow flurries. No accumulation is expected.
Conditions remain cold and quiet as we start off the new work week on Monday. Temperatures will be in the mid single digits above zero with partly sunny skies and light northwest winds. We should get to see an abundance of sunshine on Tuesday with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid teens.
Clouds return for Wednesday ahead of our next possible weather maker. Temperatures will be mild in the lower 30s with a chance for a wintry mix that could last into Thursday night as temperatures look to hold steady near freezing. By Friday temperatures look to cool into the upper 20 to lower 30s with A chance of snow. Similar conditions look to continue into Saturday. A lot is still unknown with this next potential system, so expect to see updates in terms of precipitation type, accumulation totals, and storm track in the coming days.