Blowing snow, arctic cold to start the week in west central Minn.
WILLMAR — Snow, wind and cold will make for difficult travel conditions Monday in west central Minnesota.
The National Weather Service is forecasting three to four inches of snow will fall Sunday night into Monday morning in the area including Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Kandiyohi, Pope, Renville, Swift and Yellow Medicine counties. Winds of 15 to 20 miles an hour with gusts of 30 miles an hour will usher in arctic air and create areas of blowing snow on area roadways.
Expect a windchill of minus 20.
Brisk winds from the northwest will keep temperatures dropping. Willmar is expected to see today’s high of 14 degrees drop to minus one tonight. The low on Tuesday is forecast at minus 14. Temperatures remain cold Wednesday before rebounding on Thursday and Friday.