UPDATE: The National Weather Service has upgraded the Winter Weather Advisory to a Winter Storm Warning in effect until 6 pm tonight for much of the area.

The main concern in the winter storm warning is 3 to 5 additional inches of snow, followed by north wind gusts near 35 mph. This will lead to low visibility and poor driving conditions, especially in open areas. Areas in the winter weather advisory will  have less snow.

A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for tonight when wind chills in St. Cloud will be near -30°.

National Weather Service

From the National Weather Service this morning: A couple inches of snow has fallen across western and central MN, with some additional light snow set to move through during the day. Strong winds with gusts in excess of 35 mph will lead to blowing snow and difficult travel conditions across western and central MN through the day.


 

DEC 30 (4:20 PM) -- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for central & west central Minnesota in effect from 9 pm Sunday night through 6 pm Monday evening -- for snow, blowing snow, and dangerously cold wind chills.

3 to 6 inches of snow is expected across the area, following an initial wintry mix. Strong 20 to 25 mph winds will gust to 35 mph on Monday causing reduced visibility. Following the snow, wind chills are expected to fall to near -30° Monday night and Tuesday morning.

National Weather Service

From the National Weather Service this afternoon: A band of snow will develop across central MN tonight and drop another 4 to 6 inches. The band will drop south for Monday, but will lead to only light accumulations elsewhere. Strong winds with gusts in excess of 35 mph will lead to blowing snow and difficult travel conditions across western MN Monday.

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