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Tracking the big swing in temperatures ahead

Mild air lingers midweek before the big cold snap happens this weekend.

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From left: Forum Communications meteorologists Jared Piepenburg, Jesse Ritka, Chief Meteorologist John Wheeler, Lydia Blume and Andrew Whitmyer

Temperatures warm into the upper 20s to lower 30s over the area today with cloudy to mostly cloudy sky. Our weather changer will move in tonight pushing a front over the area. Precipitation looks to start as a wintry mix and then quickly transition over to areas of snow. The snow may linger past midday on Thursday before moving out and pushing eastward. Behind the snow we can expect bitter cold air to follow. Highs on Friday will only top off in the single digits with subzero highs expected Saturday through Monday! The cold may last most of next week.

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I grew up in Minnesota and my love of the outdoors lead me on a path to becoming in meteorologist. I got my Bachelor of Science in meteorology at St. Cloud State University. I started out my career as a TV meteorologist in Bismarck at KX News in 2010. I left Bismarck for Fargo in the fall of 2015 where I've been since working for WDAY as well as The Forum.
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Above average temperatures with a few chances for precip
This explanation will involve a little modern physics.
A south wind overnight will help us start to warm up quicker with highs this afternoon peaking in the lower to mid-20s.
Wind chills will stay at least 30 degrees below zero to even some 40-below temps across the Northland on a very bitterly cold Friday.