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Yes, it's spring in Greater Grand Forks, but look for a breezy, chilly weekend

And snow could be on the way early next week.

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One of the first robins to return this season was seen this week in East Grand Forks, as photographed by Evangeline Hamlin.
Submitted / Evangeline Hamlin

GRAND FORKS — Officially, it's spring in Greater Grand Forks — that calendar milestone was achieved on Sunday, March 20. But it doesn't mean the region is out of the cold yet.

A cold, blustery wind Friday morning that saw gusts as high as 40 mph served as a reminder of the unsettled nature of March weather in the northern Red River Valley, and chilly temperatures are expected to spoil the first full weekend of spring.

"Of course, the coldest day in the forecast is (Saturday)," WDAY meteorologist Jared Piepenburg said during the station's Friday morning broadcast. "And there is going to be a breeze out there that is not going to help, either. This is going to be a very chilly Saturday."

After high temperatures of around 34 in Grand Forks on Friday, Saturday's high will only be around 26, with a low of 14. Sunday's high will be around 34, but with lows that could reach into the single digits.

Winds likely will see gusts to around 24 mph on Saturday.

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Monday, the high will be around 45 — the highlight of the next few days. After that, look for temperatures in the 30s on Tuesday and Wednesday, but with a chance of rain and snow. The National Weather Service puts the chance of precipitation on Tuesday at 60%.

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