Arctic blast hitting Highland Lakes hard this weekend

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Temperatures on the Treasure and Space coasts are predicted in the upper 30s to low 40s late next week, Rodrigez said. Expect highs to nudge 40° this afternoon, before another round of arctic air plunges into the Central Plains...just in time for the holiday weekend!

We had to settle for highs in the upper-20s to near 30° on Thursday.

More importantly, in the wake of that front, the mercury will get knocked back down into the low-30s for New Year's Eve.

On Friday, we find a weakening area of low pressure moving through the region, and that is why we're seeing more clouds than sunshine.

On Saturday and Sunday, Minneapolis is forecast to have highs of only about minus-20 degrees (minus-5F), with lows near minus-25 degrees (minus-15F).

The high winds Sunday afternoon into Monday will also drop the wind chill into the teens.

Temperatures overnight will drop to around -15 C.

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SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy skies and frigid temperature continue, with a low temperature of 8 degrees. A low-end chance of rain is possible on Tuesday (20%).

But don't let the sunny image fool you; it will still be cold outside! Even light stirring of the winds will send "feel-like temperatures" into the -20° range.

The bitter cold will ease a bit after Monday, but not much.

High temperatures may not exceed minus-23 degrees (minus-10F) on Saturday, which would threaten some records. Skies will become partly cloudy overnight, with temperatures falling to the middle single digits below zero. Clouds will clear out during the afternoon and evening but it's going to get COLD. Look for lows in the mid to upper 20s with light wind.

New Year's Day: High: 13 Low: -3 Partly cloudy.

Highs are only expected to reach minus-9-to-minus-12 degrees (10 -15F) in Boston, about minus-7 degrees (20F) in NY and minus-3 degrees (25F) in Washington.