MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Do you like getting slapped in the face? Open your front door and step outside. The simulation will be striking.

After a string of days boasting above-average, even reasonably “comfortable” temperatures, Friday’s cool-down is a stark reminder that winter is still very much with us.

Temperatures have reverted back to a more appropriate average for this time of year, with Friday’s highs expected to reach the high 20s.

Which would be bad enough were it not for the high winds that have whipped up. With gusts approaching speeds to match the current temperatures, it felt closer to 10 degrees in the Twin Cities at about 7 a.m.

The winds should remain through the rest of the day.

There may be some flurries in northern Minnesota later Friday, but that will be mere prelude to what we can expect on Sunday.

And that means that all that snow melt we’ve experienced over the last few days could all be for naught. Some early forecast models are predicting that parts of western and central Minnesota could get more than a foot of snow on Sunday going into Monday. The system could also bring an ice-snow mix.

The entire seven-day forecast calls for highs at or around freezing, and lows in the low teens.

Yes, winter is not over yet. Not by a long shot.

Comments (25)
  1. Flanders says:

    Weather terrorists. It’s still not that cold. Calm the hell down.

    1. Rondo says:

      Unions totally suck, nothing like brining america down. Supporting subpar performance, helping people keep jobs even if they don’t work hard like the newbies. Oh yeah, the weather is going to be fun.

      1. C Nablus says:

        No Rondo, you totally suck

      2. Jessica says:

        Rondo- Do you like getting paid as much as you do? The unions helped EVERYONE get higher wages. They are for workers rights.

        This is a WEATHER article, why are we talking about unions?

  2. Katrina says:

    I believe that it is the responsibility of the unions. Perhaps the legislature will pass a bill mandating that the unions make the temperatures go back up.

    1. Joe says:

      Our democrats in the Wisconsin Senate just fled the state. Must be the approaching storm.

  3. Fred says:

    Katrina, Put a cork in it,

    1. Chris says:

      Well, where there is a victim, there must be someone to blame…
      and charge a fee to… with lawyers and union bosses getting a cut!

    2. BudK says:

      What’s wrong, Fred? You get to talk but we don’t? Typical liberal.

  4. Uber says:

    The GOP needs to evacuate the state until the temperatures rise above 32F. The DEMS are pulling a fast one with these cold temps!

  5. BUZZCUT says:

    OMG…this a weather forecast NOT political talk. Shoot yourself or give it a rest!!!

    1. BudK says:

      Your hair is too short for this WX, Buzz.

  6. dewayne0207 says:

    Crazy weather only in minnesota

  7. merks says:

    wrong page to chat about the illegal strike! This is the global warming page!

  8. mark from mntaxwaste.com says:

    I will send you all a postcard from Key West

    1. JoKe says:

      We still don’t care, Mark. Stay there and you can stop your whining about MN taxes for good.

  9. It's Nice in Minnesota says:

    Looks like the cold already got to people’s hearts.

  10. Dave Seavy says:

    Every year we get a teaser; a warm daiy or two and everybody thinks spring is in the air. Then, just about state tournament time, the snow really hits the fan. People have short memories. When it’s the end of April and still snowing, then we can complain.

  11. SEEVIL2 says:

    unions hold Wisconsin hostage … they want taxpayer money so they can raise the member dues and print more propaganda

  12. Sheesh says:

    The snow, Oh no!

  13. Barney says:

    I think the unions give us all a snow job, so all this talk is totally appropriate!

  14. Goob says:

    Think the wisconny plow drivers will call in sick?? We shall find out!!

  15. Sally Mae says:

    Unions. What a joke. unions are mouthpieces for lazy people

  16. john doe says:

    the very people who are using the word terrorist are the terrorist (us government) they are destroying humanity,can’t you see what is going on people. you are being fooled, read the quran online and think deeply about what you are reading.Jesus said you will know him when he comes he will speak of me,and he will leave with you a book that will remain with you forever. the book is the quran,it speaks about Jesus 500% more than Muhammad and it is the only religious book that has remained with us forever.

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