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Wind chills below zero expected in southwest Minnesota

A hazardous weather outlook has been issued for southeast South Dakota and southwest Minnesota.

During Saturday and Saturday evening, northwest winds of 10 to 20 mph will create wind chills of zero to 15 below across the area, according to the National Weather Service. The winds are expected to become light tonight, but temperatures near zero will still create cold conditions.

This alert includes Marshall and areas west and south of Lyon County and areas northwest of Morris.

Light snowfall is expected across the area Sunday night into Monday. Strong northwest winds may create areas of blowing snow and create wind chills of 10 to 25 below Monday night.

The forecast for the Willmar area is patchy blowing snow and scattered flurries. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 9. Wind chill values between -5 and -12. North northwest wind between 7 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of snow after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 1. Wind chill values between -1 and -6. North northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm.

Sunday: Scattered flurries. Cloudy, with a high near 10. Wind chill values between -6 and -11. Southeast wind between 3 and 11 mph.

Sunday Night: Snow likely, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 10. Wind chill values between -5 and 2. South southeast wind between 11 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

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