Cold temperatures, light snow likely on the way to Grand Forks region

Temps expected to drop into the single digits and below zero, starting Thursday.

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Colder temperatures and light snow are likely moving into the Greater Grand Forks region later this week, according to WDAY.

The station's weather team is predicting rain or light snow starting Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, accompanied by winds and high temperatures of around 11 degrees. Wind gusts could reach into the high 30 mph range.

The National Weather Service puts the chance of precipitation at 60%, with "new precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible."

The chilly temperatures will likely continue through the weekend, with Friday's high expected to be 10, Saturday's high 8 and Sunday's high 24. Low temperatures Friday and Saturday will be minus-5 and minus-8, respectively, according to WDAY.

There's a chance of snow on Friday and Sunday.


Wednesday will still be pleasant -- around 35 degrees. But then, colder air will be moving into the region.

The coming system "is going to plunge our temperatures," WDAY meteorologist Lydia Blume said during a Tuesday morning forecast.

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