Weather Forecast


Cold continues into new year

Beth Ahlin, sporting a cow hat, bundles up against the frigid temperatures Friday during the Brainerd Nordic Ski Invitational at the Northland Arboretum. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

A wind chill warning remains in effect until 11 a.m. on New Year's Day.

The National Weather Service reports the subzero air temperatures combined with the breeze are creating dangerously cold wind chills that can cause frostbite to exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes. Expect wind chills to range from 25 below zero to 35 degrees below zero in the lakes area. Central Minnesota has been in the grips of the deep freeze since before Christmas. And temperatures have been steadily subzero from about 11 p.m. Dec. 28 through New Year's Day, where the high temperature may rise to zero. Tuesday will feature a warmup of sorts with an expected high above zero of 12 degrees, but the wind still bringing a wintry bite with wind chill values between 15 below and 25 below. Highs for the first week of 2018 may be 3 degrees for Wednesday and Thursday but warm toward the weekend, rising to 8 degrees Friday and as high as 15 degrees Saturday and perhaps tickling 20 by Sunday.