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More snow likely after brief reprieve from subzero temps

An icy edge to a slab of snow is backlit along an East Grand Forks street. photo by Eric Hylden

Grand Forks residents likely will wake up to a fresh coat of snow Tuesday morning.

Three to 5 inches of snow are expected to fall overnight on Monday, with another half-inch possible on Tuesday, according to National Weather Service forecasts.

And although there will be a brief reprieve from subzero temps, things will again get chillier by the end of the week. On Monday morning, the temperature edged above zero for the first time since Feb. 3, according to Jim Kaiser, meteorologist at the weather service's Grand Forks office. That marks the 13th longest stretch below zero, the weather service reported on Twitter.

On Tuesday, the high is expected to be 16.

"But then by Wednesday, things will turn cooler for the rest of the week," Kaiser said. Temperatures could drop as low as 9 below Thursday evening.

Aside from a 20 percent chance of snow Wednesday evening, no precipitation is expected for the rest of the week.

Meanwhile, winds are expected to ease off for the week. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph Tuesday evening, but that's a drop-off from 45 mph gusts seen over the last two weeks, according to Kaiser.

"We're not anticipating as widespread impacts (this week)," he said.

As of Monday morning, the National Weather Service hadn't issued any winter weather warnings or advisories.

Dan Niepow

Niepow covers social and community issues for the Grand Forks Herald. Before joining the paper, he worked as a magazine writer and editor. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he currently resides over the river in East Grand Forks, Minn. To reach Niepow with story ideas, send him an email at dniepow@gfherald.com or call him at (701) 780-1110. Follow him on Twitter @dniep.

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