Weather Forecast


Nasty storm could be coming to Grand Forks region

FILE PHOTO: A snowplow clears a street in Grand Forks. (John Stennes/Grand Forks Herald)

Meteorologist Jennifer Ritterling says the National Weather Service is monitoring what could turn into high-impact weather this weekend and into next week.

She said the system will begin with possible light snow or freezing rain north of N.D. Highway 200 on Friday and Saturday, but the possibility for even more nasty winter weather kicks in Sunday and Monday.

Ritterling said in a news release Wednesday much is yet unknown about the storm system that is moving from the Central Rockies into the Northern Plains—such as the exact timing of any impacts or the exact locations or predicted snowfall totals.

What forecasters do know is the storm is packing a big punch with a lot of moisture and the potential for heavy snow and rain.

She said winds will be strong, particularly on Monday and Tuesday, and could cause visibility issues. Ritterling said she did not know what the temperature might be when the storm hits Sunday or whether the precipitation is expected to come in snow or rain.

The National Weather Service will be tracking the storm in the next few days. Watch for updates in the Grand Forks Herald.