UPDATED 10 P.M. What the National Weather Service is calling a “one-two punch winter storm” and a “large and complex system” will hit North Dakota and Minnesota this weekend, landing first on western North Dakota, where it will drop freezing rain and/or snow by Friday afternoon. Snow totals could be 6 inches or more, from Jamestown west to Williston, N.D.
A storm brought freezing rain and ice to the nation’s midsection Wednesday, causing widespread power outages and forcing school closures in several states, and contributing to at least one traffic fatality in South Dakota.
Weather service expects up to 6 inches of new snow in GF by tonight. The slow-moving storm system that moved into the Red River Valley late Sunday is going to stick around another couple of days, leaving several inches of snow and icy roads in its wake.
'Potentially significant rainfall' possible Monday, Tuesday, weather service says Temperatures around Grand Forks are expected to remain below freezing today, helping to stall the spring thaw. But look for a high around 46 degrees Friday. No hazardous weather is expected tonight through midnight, and even a chance of light freezing rain or rain after midnight into Friday - mainly along the Red River and east into Minnesota - is not expected to impact travel, the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks says. But a storm system will impact the region Monday and Tuesday, bringing "potentially significant rainfall," the weather service says.
UPDATED 8:48 A.M. Travel alert in northeast North Dakota; travel 'difficult' in Kittson, Marshall, Roseau, Lake of the Woods counties Widely scattered areas of light freezing rain are continuing this morning in the northern Red River Valley, according to the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks. Law enforcement is reporting very icy patches on area roadways.
Weak weather systems could bring some very light freezing rain or light snow to the region today, with the best chance of measurable snow near the U.S.-Canada border, the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks says.
A ferocious storm packing freezing rain, heavy snow and furious wind gusts paralyzed most of the East Coast on Monday, sending dozens of cars careening into ditches, grounding hundreds of flights and closing school for millions of kids.
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