Good news: It's going to get warmer starting Friday and the weekend looks nice.
Bad news: It's insanely cold outside again today (Thursday) and will remain that way through the day. But the National Weather Service says "wind chills will gradually moderate today" with "very cold temperatures" expected again tonight, although wind-chill values will be slightly warmer because the winds won't be as strong.
Here's how the wind chills will trend in the Twin Cities and parts of greater Minnesota. As you can see, it'll feel like it's -10F to -35F below zero through 9 a.m. Friday, with the Twin Cities hanging out in the -10F to -20F range.
Those readings are warmer than what Minnesotans woke up to Thursday morning. Check out some of these numbing wind chills. In cities covered by the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service, the worst wind chills at 5 a.m. were in Morris (-47F), Fairmont (-44F), Staples (-42F), Benson (-42F), New Ulm (-40F), Granite Falls (-40F) and Alexandria (-40F).
The wind chill at MSP Airport was -32F.
The wind chill at 6:30 a.m. in Duluth was -40F with an actual air temperature of -20F.
In Waskish, which sits on the east side of Upper Red Lake in northern Minnesota, the wind chill was -48F at 6:30 a.m. Bemidji had a reading of -44F at the same time.
In southwest Minnesota, Marshall had a wind chill of -40F at 6 a.m., while Windom and Jackson plummeted to -46F and Worthington hit -43F.
All of Minnesota, with the exception of a sliver of east-central and southeast parts of the state, remains in a wind chill warning until 10 a.m. Thursday. Frostbite is possible on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.