After snow, Minnesota braces for coldest temperatures in nearly 25 years

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A look at the dangerous wind chill possibilities for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.

Now that the fresh 3 to 6 inches of snow is wrapping up across the area Monday morning, the focus turns to a quick cleanup before the cold air comes pouring across the area starting Monday night into Tuesday.

Twin Cities residents will wake up Tuesday to wind chills in the 25-30 degrees blow range and will get colder through the day as gusty winds pick up. 

Tuesday’s high is 9 below and wind chills will fall to 35-45 below in the late afternoon and into the evening. 

A Wind Chill Warning is in effect for the Twin Cities from 3 p.m. Tuesday through 9 a.m. Thursday. The metro should expect wind chills in the 35-55 below range during that time, with 35-60 below possible in greater Minnesota. 

Experts are urging motorists to take precautions before venturing out into the cold, snowy weather this week. 

Many cities around the Twin Cities have declared snow emergencies, including Crystal, Golden Valley, Brooklyn Park, West St. Paul, Robbinsdale, Montevideo, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Wayzata, Fairbault and Red Wing. 

More than 375 schools and daycares are closed or delayed Monday morning, including the St. Paul and Minneapolis school districts and many others in the Twin Cities metro. For the latest on school closings, which are possible in the upcoming week, stay tuned to's school closings page

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