MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — While the air on Wednesday feels like the deepest, most miserable part of winter — the kind that settles into your bones as though setting up shop for the long term — there are a few signs of impending spring in the air.

Meteorologist Matt Brickman said that following Tuesday’s snow storm, which brought blizzard conditions to parts of the state, there will be blue skies but frigid temperatures across Minnesota.

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With wind chills taken into account, Wednesday morning felt well below zero for many. At 7 a.m., it felt like 15 below in the Twin Cities, 25 below in Duluth, and 31 below in International Falls.

Many counties in northern and western Minnesota were under a wind chill advisory until 9 a.m.; Hennepin and Ramsey Counties were not among those, though Wright and Sherburne were.

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Overnight lows should reach 7 below zero in the Twin Cities, but after another chilly Thursday (with highs in the teens), signs of a warm-up should start creeping in.

Like flipping a light switch, Friday and Saturday’s highs should reach the mid-30s. Brickman says Sunday — the beginning of daylight-saving time, as a reminder — will likely be our first 40-degree day since Jan. 26.

And the warmup continues, with highs in the upper 40s or even topping 50 degrees in parts of Minnesota by Tuesday.

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(credit: weather.cod.edu)

(credit: weather.cod.edu)