A warm-up is expected by mid-week next week, however, so there is hope.

The weather system that arrived as a winter storm Wednesday and left Crookston as a blizzard late Thursday afternoon left an estimated 7.3 inches of new snow in Crookston, not to mention some impressive drifts on the less-sheltered north end.

The start of school on Friday was delayed by two hours.

Now, for the couple days at least, daytime high temperatures aren’t supposed to climb above zero, and a couple of morning lows might flirt with 30 below zero, meaning the wind chill won’t exactly be pleasant, either.

A warm-up is expected by mid-week next week, however, so there is hope.