As advertised, the winter storm that rolled through the region late Wednesday and into Thursday brought several inches of new snow to Crookston, and then the winter storm warning gave way to a blizzard warning Friday because big gusts of wind out of the north blew the fresh snow all over the place, making travel hazardous, especially in open areas.

The blizzard warning expired at 6 a.m. Friday and was replaced by a wind chill advisory, which expired at noon Friday.

Now that the storm has come and gone, temperatures in the coming days will ride a rollercoaster. Saturday morning lows will approach 20 below and wind chills will approach 40 below zero.

Then on Sunday,, highs are expected to be in the low to mid-30s. Then it’s cold again on Monday, with daytime highs barely climbing above zero, and Tuesday morning lows approaching 25 below.

New Years Day looks to be a below-zero frigid-fest all day and night, but by Thursday highs are forecast to eclipse 30 again. Enjoy the ride.