AUDIO: Cold holiday travel ahead

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Dec 23, 2013 at 6:25 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) As Minnesotans prepare to hit the roads and highways for the Christmas holiday, they'll be greeted by bitterly cold wind chills.

A Wind Chill Advisory is posted for central Minnesota through noon on Tuesday. Wind chill values are expected to hover between 25 below and 35 below zero. In west-central Minnesota, there's a Wind Chill Warning for places like Morris, Marshall and Willmar, where wind  chill values could plummet to 45 below zero. 

National Weather Service forecaster Mike Griesinger says snow is also in the forecast. An inch or two is likely in the St. Cloud area on Chrismtas Eve, with heaver amounts along the Interstate 35 corridor--as much as three or four inches.

St. Cloud picked up 1.8 inches of snow Sunday. That brings the snow total for December to 17.2 inches, and the seasonal total to 20.8 inches. 

Griesinger says more snow could fall on Christmas Eve

Griesinger says expect bitterly cold wind chills through midday Tuesday

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