WCT Weather Live: Some snow to continue Sunday with wind gusts up to 45 mph into Sunday evening

Flood warnings will continue into the week for the Minnesota River and other rivers in Minnesota. A combination of snow melt runoff and forecast rainfall will continue to increase river flows in the coming days.

Willmar snow - April 16, 2023
Snow covers a backyard Sunday, April 16, 2023, on Fairway Way Drive NE in Willmar. Winds are forecast to gust up to 45 mph during Sunday afternoon across west central Minnesota.
Kelly Boldan / West Central Tribune
Here is the latest road conditions update from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Update 7:30 a.m. Sunday:
The National Weather Service has a hazardous weather outlook for much of west central Minnesota through Sunday night. Some snow will continue Sunday with gusty northwest winds of up to 45 mph.

Meeker, McLeod, Wright and Stearns counties remain under a winter weather advisory through 10 p.m. Sunday. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are forecast with winds gusts as high as 45 mph. Patchy-blowing snow could significantly
reduce visibility.

River flooding is expected to continue Sunday and into next week. Flood warnings remain along the parts of the Minnesota, Redwood, Sauk and Missippippi rivers in western Minnesota.

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