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Expect some ludicrously low temperatures in Minnesota Saturday night

Just...stay inside.

This week not been cold enough for ya? Welp, it's about to get worse.

Saturday night is set to be the coldest night of the winter so far across much of Minnesota, with no part of the state spared as temperatures plunge.

How cold we talking? Well the National Weather Service has released a list of minimum wind chills expected Saturday night.

The Twin Cities can expect the wind chill to dip to -31 by 6 p.m. Saturday, and will wake Sunday morning to a wind chill of -39 – that's minimum wind chill.

Spare a thought for Alexandria in west-central Minnesota, where wind chill temps of -51 are possible Saturday night, that's within the "frostbite in five minutes" zone.

And it's not getting much better in the coming days, with the National Weather Service saying that wind chills of between -25 and -35 are possible all the way through Tuesday.

But there's hope on the way. Check out our meteorologist Sven Sundgaard's Friday outlook – as he sees warmer times on the horizon.

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