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Frigid temps, wind chills won't last: Big warmup for the rest of the week

Get ready for more brown grass as snow in the metro area melts again.

It'll remain bitter cold with wind chill values 5-10 below zero in the Twin Cities the rest of the day, and even colder – 20-30 below – in greater Minnesota. 

But southerly winds will usher in warmer weather after midnight, and the temps the rest o the week will feel more like March than January. There's going to be plenty of warmth and sun, and no snow or rain to speak of. 

Expected high temps in the Twin Cities through the weekend: 

  • Wednesday: 21 degrees
  • Thursday: 33 degrees
  • Friday: 38 degrees
  • Saturday: 41 degrees
  • Sunday: 36 degrees

If you live in the southeast one-third of Minnesota you're basically trapped in a dome that can't seem to draw in any measurable snowfall. Head 60-80 miles west or north and you'll find plenty of snow on the ground, especially across central Minnesota where two snowstorms have dumped 12-20 inches of snow in the last week. 

The metro, meanwhile, had a couple inches of snow last Wednesday before warm temps turned the snow to rain and washed most of it away. Another dusting of snow came New Year's Eve, but that'll all be gone as soon as the temps crack the freezing mark later this week. 

Here's a look at the future radar through Monday, which shows dry weather for all of Minnesota until some light snow is possible Sunday night. But it looks bleak overall. 

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