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Frigid cold continues, wind chill advisory in effect in west central Minn.

WILLMAR — The weather forecast calls for more of the same – cold, nasty wind chills and blowing snow – through the middle of the week.

As of 10 a.m., it was 6 below zero with a 28 below wind chill in Willmar, and the National Weather Service doesn’t expect it to get much warmer today or tonight.

The weather service expects the cold wind chills to persist and has issued a wind chill advisory through noon today.

The wind is also making travel difficult, as gusts are causing blowing and drifting snow.

According to the www.511mn.org website, road conditions across west central Minnesota are rated in fair condition, with selected roadways in difficult condition.

The local forecast for Willmar calls for a high of zero degrees today, with wind chills down to 26 below. There is a chance of snow tonight before midnight and then blowing snow after 3 a.m. Tuesday’s forecast includes a high of 11 degrees, but wind chills to 19 below.

The high temperature for Wednesday is 2 below and for Thursday is 16 degrees.

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