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Wind advisory issued: 50 mph gusts possible from Fargo to Minneapolis and Rochester

Strong northwest winds will make for a cold Tuesday and Wednesday.

Nobody likes windy days in the middle of winter, but that's what's on tap for Minnesota as the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind advisory in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday. 

Strong northwest winds will be sustained around 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Basically, anywhere south/southwest of a line from Grand Forks to St. Cloud to Minneapolis and Rochester is in the advisory.

The strongest gusts will be felt in western and southwest Minnesota, but the winds will definitely make the air bite as temps are expected to fall through the day, with the mercury dropping into the single digits overnight into Wednesday morning. 

Wind chills will likely be below zero when you wake up on Wednesday morning, and as low as -20 around Alexandria and parts of west-central Minnesota. 

Potentially complicating travel is the threat of blowing snow in southern Minnesota, where a dusting to an inch was expected overnight into Tuesday morning. The NWS says it'll be a wet snow, making it harder to blow around, but nonetheless an additional hazard.

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