Much of west central Minnesota remains clear, cool and partly sunny today as shoppers hurry around their holiday shopping.
A hazardous weather outlook is in place for parts of southwest and northwest Minnesota.
The hazardous weather outlook for Marshall and portions of southwest Minnesota includes a quick burst of snow this morning along and east of a line from DeSmet, S.D., to SPencer, Iowa. While the snowfall is expected to total less than one inch, the snowfall may reduce visibilities to around one mile at times.
This hazardous weather outlook for portions of western and northwest Minnesota includes up to a half an inch of additional snow.
The NWS forecast for the Willmar area is as follows:
Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 23. Northwest wind between 14 and 16 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 12. Northwest wind between 6 and 13 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south southeast.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. South southeast wind between 7 and 11 mph.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 37. South southeast wind between 11 and 15 mph.
Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Monday: A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy and blustery, with a high near 31.
Monday Night: A chance of snow. Cloudy and blustery, with a low around 14.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy and blustery, with a high near 19.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 23.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 26.