Wind chill advisory in effect for west central Minnesota through Tuesday AM
A wind chill advisory remains in effect for tonight through Tuesday morning for much of west central and south central Minnesota, according to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen.
The advisory area generally along and west of a line from Sauk Centre to New Ulm to Fairmont.
Arctic air will continue to drop south across the upper Midwest over the next couple days. Temperatures will continue to drop tonight, with actual air temperatures falling to between 10 below to 20 below by Tuesday morning. This will reduce wind chill readings into the 25 below to 35 below zero range across all of central and southern Minnesota by daybreak Tuesday.
The extended forecast for the Willmar area is:
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around -19. Wind chill values between -25 and -31. Northwest wind between 5 and 11 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 1. Wind chill values between -24 and -34. West northwest wind between 5 and 14 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -13. Wind chill values between -21 and -31. West northwest wind between 10 and 14 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 2. West northwest wind between 10 and 13 mph.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -11.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 11.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25.