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Snowstorm targets southern Minnesota on Sunday, Monday; barbaric cold to follow

Wind chill values will be insane Tuesday-Friday.
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Most of the elevator talk in Minnesota this week has been about the cold temperatures and the looming extreme cold set to arrive in the state next week, but there's a snowstorm on the way before the temps take another plunge. 

A potent Alberta clipper system is on track to arrive in Minnesota on Sunday and bring accumulating snow to the southern half of the state through Monday. The simulated future radar shows the heavy snow arrive Sunday afternoon and exiting the state Monday afternoon. 

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The Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service believes the Twin Cities will be hit by this storm, currently predicting 6-8 inches for the metro area.  

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AccuWeather is projecting 6-12 inches for pretty much everywhere along and south of I-94, which would include the southern half of the metro area. 

Snow total forecasts will be refined as the storm gets closer.

Strong winds could also be part of this snowstorm, so blizzard conditions can't be ruled out, especially in the open rural areas of western and southern Minnesota. 

It's a good bet that winter storm watches and winter weather advisories, possibly a blizzard watch, will be issued in the very near future. 

Extreme cold Tuesday-Friday

Temperatures could be below zero from Tuesday all the way to Friday as a much-hyped polar vortex brings a bone-chilling shot of Arctic air over our heads. The end result will be daytime highs on Wednesday and Thursday around 10 below zero in the Twin Cities, with overnight lows dropping to around 20 below. 

Winds will also be strong enough to push wind chill values in the range of 30-50 below zero, including in the metro.

Here's a really cool visual from meteorologist Ryan Maue that shows the Arctic diving into Minnesota next week. 

According to the Weather.us blog, the polar vortex, which is a real thing, will make it colder in Minnesota and parts of the Upper Midwest than it is in Siberia or Norway. 

"That means the coldest of the cold air anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere will be right over the Midwest." 

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