Dangerous wind chills are expected over the next few days!
A wind chill warning remains in effect for the Devils Lake Basin and north until Thursday afternoon for wind chills dropping close to -50. At the same time, central and southern North Dakota and east into Minnesota have been placed into a wind chill advisory until noon Thursday for windchill's -25 to -40. It is likely to see wind chill advisories and warnings be extended or reissued into the weekend as temperatures take another dip.
There is a slight chance for light snow come Thursday morning, favoring the southern valley. A light dusting to an inch is forecasted while temperatures are struggling to break above zero.
More dangerous cold is forecasted for Friday and Saturday, with highs from -5 to -15 on both days and overnight lows -20 to -30. Factor in the wind; windchills will again dip into the -30 to -50 range overnight and in the mornings. Frostbite can set in in a matter of minutes when it's that cold. Please be safe these next few days, especially if you're doing snow removal or traveling. Keep a roadside and winter survival kit in your cars at all times! Over that time, to our south Friday night into Saturday, a winter storm is forecasted to impact Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, and northern Missouri. That system would then track towards Michigan Saturday night. If you have plans to travel that far south Saturday, maybe hold off on those traveling plans or make sure you check the forecast and road conditions ahead of time.
Looking into next week, it seems like we will see some winter heat as we warm back into the upper single digits and teens, hopefully peaking in the low 20's Wednesday with another slight chance for snow. Then it appears more cold air will spill in for next weekend.