The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill watch for tonight and into Sunday night for the Twin Cities, including Roseville.
Overnight low temperatures are expected to plunge below zero with wind gusts making it feel like 25 below in portions of central Minnesota. Weather forecasters are predicting that our day time high will be below zero on Monday, the first such reading in four years.
Here is a statement issued Saturday evening by the Weather Service:
...LOW WIND CHILLS TONIGHT...BUT DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS POSSIBLE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY... .
THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND TEMPERATURES DROPPING INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS WIND CHILLS AROUND 25 BELOW OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA INTO WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING.
ANOTHER ARCTIC FRONT WILL SURGE SOUTHEAST SUNDAY WITH EVEN COLDER AIR ARRIVING SUNDAY EVENING. LOW TEMPERATURES SUNDAY NIGHT WILL RANGE FROM 20 TO 25 BELOW ACROSS CENTRAL MINNESOTA. THESE BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH A NORTHWEST WIND OF 10 TO 15 MPH WILL CREATE WIND CHILLS OF 35 TO 45 BELOW ZERO THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...WITH THE COLDEST READINGS OVER CENTRAL MINNESOTA.
ONLY A SLIGHT MODERATION OF TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED DURING THE DAY MONDAY WITH HIGHS EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 1 BELOW TO 11 BELOW. ANOTHER BITTERLY COLD NIGHT IS ANTICIPATED MONDAY NIGHT WITH LOWS OF 12 TO 25 BELOW BUT LIGHTER WINDS LEAVE ENOUGH UNCERTAINTY OF SUB 35 BELOW WIND CHILLS FOR A WIND CHILL WATCH AT THIS TIME.