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Warmer temps, but snow in the forecast for Grand Forks

The Grand Forks area will likely get some reprieve from the cold this week, though warm weather could give out to a weekend storm.

Early forecasts show high temperatures for the next few days hovering right about freezing with overnight lows between 10 and 15 degrees, said Dan Riddle, a meteorologist with the Grand Forks office of the National Weather Service.

"This far out, there remains some uncertainty," Riddle said of the weekend storm prediction, "but there will be something in the region."

As to what exactly that something is will depend on the amount of moisture an approaching system is able to pull up. The where of it is also to be determined, but Riddle said storm activity could show itself anywhere from Winnipeg to Minneapolis.

That's a wide corridor, but it's well within the bounds of the routes one might travel from Grand Forks on a weekend trip. Riddle advised that motorists check ahead and plan accordingly.

In the meantime, the area could feel dry weather and temperatures a little warmer than average, an upturn from earlier weeks. Riddle said drivers should look out for the "typical slick spots" on roadways caused by cyclical melting and refreezing but said otherwise that surface conditions should be looking good.

Andrew Haffner

Andrew Haffner covers higher education and general assignment stories for the Grand Forks Herald. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he studied journalism, political science and international studies. He previously worked at the Dickinson Press.

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