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By Chris Shaffer, WCCO-TV

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Our coldest air of the season will arrive early Thursday. We will be brushed by some light flurries early in the day, but the real sting will be the northwest wind blowing 10-20 mph with higher gusts.

This will cause some blowing and drifting of snow especially in western Minnesota.

For the Twin Cities and much of the state, the biggest factor will be the feel of that wind on your skin. Wind chill readings will reach -25 to -40 degrees for much of the state. This could cause frostbite within 10 to 20 minutes on exposed ski, so be careful.

High pressure will slide in overnight into Friday calming the wind but allowing our temps to fall to the teens below zero.

Later on Friday, light snow will fall, which could mess with your drive home Friday evening.

It will start to warm as soon as the weekend.

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