One more day of cold, then spring-like warmer weather is here

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A quick visual word game as we get started here:

Yes, that's right: Spring is just around the corner.

One more frigid day Thursday, then things will start looking up. Here's how the next few days are shaping up.

Thursday: Cold

Thursday will be cold once again.

Pretty much everyone is waking up to thermometers that show a below-zero temperature outside. Anywhere from 6-11 degrees below zero in the southern third of the state, and getting colder as you head north. Here's a quick glance.

Not on there is the morning low, which according to the National Weather Service is in Embarrass.

For the rest of the day it'll be cold, but not as frigid as it has been recently. (Click here to find your local forecast.)

  • In the Twin Cities (click the link for a more detailed forecast), expect a high of about 16, but with wind chills in the negatives hanging around.
  • In the northeast around Duluth, a high of 15 with southwest winds 5-15 mph.
  • In Rochester, the high is just 10, with wind chills reaching minus 26.
  • Northwest Minnesota, you could hit 20 Thursday. But 15-20 mph south wind in the afternoon means it'll still feel cold with the wind chill.
  • Marshall is in store for a high of 21 degrees, with wind chill values as low as 22 below.

What's coming? Warmth

But that's it. Just 24 more hours of the very cold weather and after that, we should have a really fantastic week or so.

Paul Douglas with the Star Tribune says the small amount of snow that's left on the ground could be gone within a week – and some rain showers could even roll in.

At MPR's Updraft blog, Paul Huttner says there's definitely a warm-up coming, but notes there are signs cooler March-like air could return.

In the Twin Cities area, that means we may not see temperatures in the teens for at least a week – not even the low will get below 20.

Those temperatures will be similar in Duluth, with weekend highs pushing 40 and lows sinking to about 20.

Throughout the state, the warm-up (very generally) means highs in the mid- to upper-30s over the coming weekend, with lows in the low- to mid-20s.

And on Monday, expect 40s to roll in – in the southern portion of the state, 50 is even a possibility.

Just have to get through a frigid Thursday first.

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