Most of Minnesota under wind advisory Sunday

Winds will gust 45+ mph.
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Areas shaded in brown are in a wind advisory. 

Areas shaded in brown are in a wind advisory. 

Batten down the hatches, it's going to get quite windy overnight and through the day Sunday in most of Minnesota. 

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for most of Minnesota – the exception being far southeastern Minnesota – for varying times early Sunday morning through most of the day Sunday. 

In western parts of the state, the advisory is in effect from 3 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday. Winds will blow 25-35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph in and around the following cities: Alexandria, Long Prairie, Morris, Glenwood, St. Cloud, Madison, Benson, Montevideo, Willmar, Litchfield, Granite Falls, Olivia, Hutchinson, Gaylord, Redwood Falls, New Ulm, St. Peter, and St. James. 

Some parts of west-central Minnesota, including Fergus Falls, Detroit Lakes, Perham, Elbow Lake and Wadena, could see winds gust to 55 mph. 

In eastern parts fo the state, including the Twin Cities metro area, the advisory is in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Again, winds 25-35 mph with gusts to 45 mph can be expected in and around: Little Falls, Princeton, Mora, Foley, Elk River, Cambridge, Center City, Monticello, Minneapolis, Blaine, St Paul, Stillwater, Chaska, Shakopee, Hastings, Le Sueur, Faribault, Mankato, and Waseca. 

"Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result," the weather service says. 

Further north and west, in parts of far eastern North Dakota and the Red River Valley of Minnesota, winds could gust to 55 mph between 12 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday. 

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