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Wind advisory issued for central Minnesota

After a beautiful summer-like day -- fall is ready to move in. A cold front will move through the area early Thursday -- bringing with it cooler temperatures and gusty winds around 40 miles per hour.
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After a beautiful summer-like day -- fall is ready to move in.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for most of east central Minnesota from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. A cold front will move through the area early Thursday -- bringing with it cooler temperatures and gusty winds around 40 miles per hour.

Officials warn that these strong winds can make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicle. Use extra caution while on the roads.

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