The subzero temperatures Minnesotans walked outside to Wednesday morning are expected to skyrocket into the single digits above zero by the afternoon, and be followed by light snow overnight into Thursday morning.
The coldest air temperature in Minnesota overnight was a bone-chilling -31F in Badoura, while the coldest wind chill was -42F in Fosston.
The latest snowmaker is another clipper – not as strong as the one that disrupted travel on Monday – that will be capable of producing some accumulations in parts of central Minnesota.
A winter weather advisory is in effect from 10 p.m. Wednesday through 10 a.m. Thursday along and north of a line from Little Falls to Eau Claire. Locations included in the advisory are forecast to get 1-4 inches of snow, with lesser amounts north and south of the advisory.
"Snow will move into the region tonight and persist into Thursday. Precipitation is expected to initially develop north of Interstate 94 during the evening, then spread southward overnight," the National Weather Service says.
In the metro area, a dusting to two inches of snow is possible.
The timing of the snow in the Twin Cities will again likely impact the Thursday morning commute. Here's a look at the simulated future radar from the NAM model, which shows the bulk of the snow falling in the metro from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m.
A small boost in temps into the 20s is forecast for Thursday and Friday before things cool off into the teens again for the weekend.