Mild temps and good travel conditions forecast in west central Minnesota through Thanksgiving weekend

No precipitation or unsettled weather is forecast for west central Minnesota through the weekend, with relatively mild temperatures. Thanksgiving Day will be mostly cloudy, but sunny skies return for the remainder of the week and Sunday.

Those traveling to their Thanksgiving destination by car will have plenty of company. AAA forecasts 48.5 million people will take to the nation's highways and freeways this weekend.
Those traveling to their Thanksgiving destination by car will have plenty of company. AAA forecasts 48.5 million people will take to the nation's highways this weekend.
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WILLMAR — Holiday travelers in west central Minnesota can look forward to clear sailing with mild temperatures and no risk for unsettled weather through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen.

After reaching a high in the low 40s Wednesday, clouds will begin to move into the area during the night and temperatures will fall to 23 degrees.

Thanksgiving Day will be mostly cloudy but still mild, with a high temperature of 33 degrees and no precipitation expected. The nighttime low will be 20 degrees.

Temperatures will be warm on Friday, with sunny skies and a high of 37 degrees expected, with a nighttime low of 25 degrees.

Saturday should see continued sunshine and clear skies with a high of 40 degrees and a low of 22 degrees.


Sunday will bring slightly cooler temperatures with a high of 34 and low of 23.

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