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Wind Chill, Whiteout Conditions Heading Our Way

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Enjoy our mild Saturday, because Sunday will usher in cooler temps, wicked wind chills and whiteout conditions in parts of Minnesota.

Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak says a wintry mix in northern Minnesota will transition into light, scattered snow showers early Sunday morning.

After a brief break, a reinforcing shot of cold air will come, giving us rounds of snow showers and eventually some steadier light snow later Sunday afternoon and evening.

Snow totals from Sunday morning through Monday morning range from 1-3 inches in northern Minnesota, but winds will be a big problem.

In the Twin Cities, winds will be gusting 25-35 mph, but western Minnesota could see speeds around 45-55 mph.

The western half of Minnesota will see whiteout conditions at times, and drifting snow will likely occur in open areas -- making Sunday a tough travel day.

Even though we will top out at 37 degrees Sunday, the wind chill will take away that mild feeling -- and then some.

Temperatures will start to drop off Sunday night, and stay around the teens for the rest of the week.

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