Weather Forecast


Dangerous wind chills expected through Thursday morning

WILLMAR — West central Minnesota will need to stay bundled up for a couple more days, judging by forecasts from the National Weather Service.

Dangerous wind chills are expected over the next two days, with slightly warmer weather arriving Thursday.

The wind chill advisory from the Weather Service means frost bite and hypothermia are possible unless precautions are taken. Those who must be outdoors should cover exposed skin and be sure to wear hats and gloves.

Temperatures will sink from a high in the single digits to lows of at least 16 below, according to the forecast. Winds of 10 to 15 mph will lead to wind chill readings of 25 below by Wednesday morning.

The high on Wednesday will be 3 below, and wind chills will be around 35 below throughout the day.

Clouds and a chance of light snow are possible Wednesday night, then the low will be around 9 below, and wind chills will be 30 below.

The cold snap eases a bit on Thursday, as temperatures climb into the teens and winds die down. The lowest wind chill readings are expected to be 20 below in the morning.

The high on Friday is expected to be in the mid-teens, but highs on Saturday and Sunday will be back into the single digits.

Linda Vanderwerf

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