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Uff da: It 'feels like' minus 40 in parts of Minnesota; snow is on its way

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Buckle up your overcoat, and keep those warm boots nearby. The bitter cold that began Sunday is sticking around for at least a few more days.

It was minus 10 degrees in the Twin Cities early Monday, but it'll warm up to a whopping zero degrees by around noon. "Feels like" temperatures were near minus 20 in the metro.

Here's a look at the actual temperature around the state Monday morning:

A wind child advisory remains in effect for the Twin Cities until 10 a.m. Monday. Wind chill values of minus 25 to minus 30 degrees will be common.

A wind chill warning is in effect until noon Monday from just north of the metro up to the Canadian border, which is seeing "feels like" temperatures in the negative 30s and 40s.

Kids return to school

Most students in Minnesota return to class Monday after their winter break. It was exactly a year ago when Gov. Mark Dayton ordered classes canceled statewide because of dangerously cold temperatures. The governor has not done so this year.

Individual school districts may still decide to call off classes for the day depending on the early morning temperatures. KARE 11's weather closings page has the details.

A few districts in northern Minnesota decided to cancel class or delay start times. You can find a list, which will be updated regularly, at the Duluth News Tribune.

Snow and more cold

The second wave of winter weather arrives Monday afternoon and evening in the form of snow. The worst of it will be in southwestern Minnesota.

An inch or two of fluffy snow is possible in the Twin Cities metro area by Monday night – but hardly any will fall just north of town.

The heaviest snow is going to be in southwest Minnesota where a winter storm warning is in effect from noon until midnight Monday. This includes the cities of Marshall, Pipestone, Worthington and Fairmont. As much as six to eight inches of snow is possible in the warned area.

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