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Some of the coldest air of year on way to Plains, Midwest

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WILLMAR — Some of the coldest air of the year should arrive this weekend over the northern tier of the country, according to the National Weather Service.

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A polar vortex is expected to drop from central Canada bringing dangerously cold weather to the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest.

Today will be colder and windy with a partly cloudy sky and areas of blowing and drifting snow. The high will be around 6, falling to 5 to 10 below in the afternoon. Wind will be out of the northwest at 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Lowest wind chill reading will be around 35 below in the afternoon.

Tonight expect much colder and mostly clear conditions with patchy blowing and drifting snow in the evening.

The low will be around 21 below.

The wind will be out of the northwest at 10 to 15 mph. Lowest wind chill reading will be from 30 below to 40 below zero.

Sunday will be cold and partly cloudy with patchy blowing and drifting snow through the day. The high will be around 13 below and the northwest wind will blow at 10 to 20 mph. The lowest wind chill reading will be from 35 below to 45 below zero.

Sunday night expect partly cloudy sky, low around 29 below and northwest wind at 15 to 20 mph. The lowest wind chill reading will be around 60 below.

Monday can expect a partly cloudy sky and a high around 19 below.

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Dan Burdett
Dan Burdett is the community content coordinator at the West Central Tribune. He has 13 years experience in print media, to include four years enlisted service in the United States Air Force. He has been an employee of Forum Communications since 2005, joining the company after spending two years as the managing editor of the Redwood Gazette and Livewire in Redwood Falls. Prior to his current position, Dan was the presentation editor at the Tribune.
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