Blowing, drifting snow expected tonight, Monday
WILLMAR -- The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for much of the southern and central portion of the state.
Blowing and drifting snow is expected tonight, as a strong cold front will move across the state. Northwest winds sustained from 15 to 25 mph, with gusts to 40 mph, are expected after midnight. This will reduce visibilities and make difficult driving conditions.
Neither the Friday night system nor another storm moving through Sunday night into Monday is expected to bring much more than a couple of inches of snow, but the strong winds will bring arctic air and the blowing and drifting.
The outlook for Saturday through Thursday includes continued strong northwest winds that will keep the threat of blowing and drifting going into Saturday morning and then more accumulating snow Sunday night into Monday as another clipper system moves through the region. Much colder air will also filter in Monday night, with cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills expected.