The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for a large portion of central Minnesota, in effect from 3 PM this afternoon through 6 PM Tuesday.

The Wind Advisory includes Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, Morrison, Mille Lacs, Wright, and more counties -- including the Twin Cities.

A High Wind Warning is in effect for extreme western Minnesota.

National Weather Service
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Northwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected, and could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

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