As of Friday morning, winter storm generally missed immediate Grand Forks region
Less than an inch of snow fell on the city. But look for chilly temperatures in the coming days.
GRAND FORKS — A snowstorm that approached eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota generally missed the Greater Grand Forks region.
According to WDAY meteorologist Jared Piepenburg, Grand Forks had received less than an inch of snow as of 7 a.m. Friday.
Thursday, forecasters had said as much as 4 to 7 inches of snow could come to the immediate Grand Forks area, but they were cautious with their prediction. The National Weather Service, for instance, distributed a map that showed potential snowfall, but conspicuously noted that the region around Grand Forks had the "highest snowfall uncertainty."
A winter storm warning was in effect for much of eastern North Dakota as of Thursday, and one remained in effect for portions of eastern North Dakota Friday. But for the immediate Grand Forks region, it was downgraded to a winter weather advisory.
"The bulk of the snow has been in the southeastern part of the state, with a few areas seeing some decent snowfall rates coming down," Piepenburg said during a Friday morning WDAY broadcast.
According to the National Weather Service, Saturday could have patchy, blowing snow after 1 p.m. Although highs will be in the teens in Grand Forks, wind chills likely will dip as low as minus-27 as winds gust up to 30 mph. Sunday will have temperatures as high as the 30s.
But temperatures will fall next week, with Tuesday night's low likely to be around minus-3 and Wednesday night's low around minus-20.