The National Weather Service has posted winter storm warnings and advisories for northwest South Dakota and much of western and central North Dakota, along with a flood watch for southwest and south central North Dakota.
The highest snowfall amounts are expected along a ling from Strasburg and Linton, through Napoleon, Wing and McClusky and northeast to Fessenden, with 4 to 7 inches of snow expected from Elgin through Bismarck, Garrison and Harvey.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch, effective late Saturday night through Monday morning, for much of the northern Red River Valley. A "significant" amount of snow - six inches or more - are possible by Monday morning, the weather service says.
Winter storm warning for western, central N.D. late Saturday through Monday morning
Talk of a strong storm potentially bringing significant amounts of precipitation to the Northern Plains became stronger Thursday. As of Friday morning, the more likely - but still uncertain - National Weather Service scenario puts snow in the northern Red River region and rain to the south.
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