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Thanksgiving week: Cold and windy, with a little snow

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The mild temperatures we saw this weekend, in the 40s and lower 50s, melted some of the snow on the ground. But we're done with that now. Highs will return to the teens and 20s this week.

It's back to reality this week

Look for a cold and blustery Monday. Temperatures are going to hold steady in the lower to middle 20s through Monday afternoon. Winds will be whipping from the northwest at 20 to 30 mph, pushing wind chill values down into the single-digits the entire day.

Expect scattered snow showers as well. However, accumulations should be rather light, mainly around an inch or less.

The winds will be especially strong in western Minnesota, KARE 11 notes, which will create blowing snow that could greatly reduce visibility for drivers in that part of the state.

Travel looks good for the biggest travel day

Other than a few light snow showers, traveling to Grandma's house on Wednesday shouldn't be a problem. Afternoon temperatures are going to be in the upper 20s. So, besides the cold, roads and flight schedules will likely be delay-free.

A cold Thanksgiving ahead

Cold high pressure pushes in, just in time for Thanksgiving. The good news is the sunshine will be out with partly cloudy skies, but temperatures will limp into the middle teens during the afternoon. Morning lows are going to be in the single digits during the early morning hours both Thursday and Friday.

No break to the cold

Again, traveling won't be an issue through the entire Thanksgiving weekend. But there's no let-up to the cold either. Highs remain in the teens and 20s each day Black Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This is a solid 10 to 15 degrees below average.

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