A polar high pressure originating south of the arctic will settle over Minnesota Saturday morning. Under a clear sky double digit below zero temperatures are anticipated this weekend. Ouch. Luckily the wind will be calm. Unlike the Northeast where a brisk wind drops to wind chill to -45 degrees. Could be worse!
Pretty soon the daytime length will begin to rapidly increase. This usually starts in late March. By then the days become longer than nights and the snow melts more rapidly than it accumulates. For now, the sun is about as strong as it is in late October, still too weak to have any significant impact on warming.
A fresh 1"-3" of snow on Sunday is followed by a modest warm up next week. The extended 6-10 day temperature outlook indicated at least a 40% chance of above normal temperatures late next week.
NWS Twin Cities Weather Story