Our unseasonably warm January temperatures will abruptly come to an end as the Northland settles into a “deep freeze” through the weekend.

Skies will clear out overnight and it turns bitterly and dangerously cold.

A "Wind Chill Advisory" goes into effect at midnight tonight through 9 a.m. Wednesday for Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and northern and central St. Louis counties in Minnesota.

With temperatures dropping well below zero tonight in the advised area, wind chills will likely fall to -25° to -35°!

Frostbite to exposed skin can occur in as little as 10 minutes!

Outside of the “Wind Chill Advisory”, lows will drop to 0° to -10°.

Even with plenty of sunshine Wednesday, highs will only make it into the single digits and teens.  Wind chills will be even colder.

As another front approaches Thursday, lows Thursday morning will be a bit warmer, but still very cold.

Highs Thursday will warm into the teens, but clouds will be on the increase and there could be some snow showers.

That Thursday front is the one that’ll bring in even colder temperatures through the weekend.

Highs Friday and for the weekend will only be in the single digits.  Overnight lows will drop to -10° to -25°!   Overnight wind chills will fall to -25° to -45°!

Lake effect snow will set up along the South Shore this weekend and we could see a more widespread light snow event Sunday night and early Monday!

Temperatures will moderate some early next week.

Fox 21 Chief Meteorologist Anthony Peoples

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