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What Spring? Willmar likely to see snow tonight

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR -- Spring, what spring?

Snow is in the forecast with the possibility of one to three inches of accumulation in some parts of west central Minnesota by Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen.

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Rain is expected to begin this evening and turn to snow sometime after 1 a.m.

Prepare for a blustery day on Saturday, with wind gusts up to 26 miles per hour in the Willmar area. A high struggling to reach 48 on Saturday is predicted.

The outlook for the weekend and early next week is for more of the same.

The extended forecast for the Willmar area is:

Tonight: Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 1am. Low around 28. North northeast wind between 13 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 48. North northwest wind between 14 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Northwest wind between 7 and 15 mph.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 48. North northwest wind between 5 and 7 mph.

Sunday Night: A slight chance of rain before 1am, then a slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday: A chance of rain and snow before 1pm, then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday Night: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.

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