AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
SNOW CHANCE CONTINUES INTO NIGHT Snow will continue for parts of the valley, with the heaviest amounts in SE North Dakota west of Fargo. Another 0-3 inches likely in these areas. Fargo has seen some dry air work in which will lessen snow totals with amounts of 0-2" inches possible. Snow bands are also establishing themselves in NW Minnesota, where 1-3" will be possible by midnight. Snow slowly tapers off tonight, but a few more snow showers or flurries possible through the day tomorrow, mainly in northern Minnesota. After that, we will see a drier pattern. Temperatures slowly moderate through the weekend with warmth in sight for early next week.
SNOW TOTALS SO FAR
Ellendale, ND - 4.0"
4 NNE Ludden, ND - 3.5"
Oakes, ND - 3.0"
4 ESE La Moure, ND - 2.5"
Fullerton, ND - 2.0"
Lisbon, ND - 1.8"
Havana, ND - 1.5"
Fargo-Moorhead - 1 to 1.5"
Montpelier, ND - 1.0"
La Moure, ND - 1.0"
Britton, SD - 1.0"
2 SSE Claremont, SD - 0.8"
2 E Victor, SD - 0.5"
4 W Sisseton, SD - 0.5"
3 NW Westport, SD - 0.5"
TONIGHT: Snow continues off and on through the rest of the day with some additional accumulations. 0-2 inches in Fargo with higher amounts west and south. Gusty north wind to 25 mph and cold everywhere with highs only in the 30s. Dry far north and west.
THURSDAY: Expect another chilly morning with continued clouds for most areas. Highs will reach the 40-50 range, so still below average. Spotty flakes in NW Minnesota early. Less wind, but still from the north.
FRIDAY: Temperatures continue to slowly warm with increased sunshine region-wide. South wind with highs in the 44-54 range.
THE WEEKEND: Temperatures will be warmer and our area should remain dry. A significant storm will slide to our south and east and impact southern Minnesota. We will have more clouds, but should remain dry. Highs will be in the mid 40s to mid 50s for most.
MONDAY: Partly cloudy with temperatures around seasonable in the 50s for most areas, except the far northeast.
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: WARMER!! Increasing south wind and temperatures. Expect 50s north and 60s south! There could be increasing clouds with the approach of another storm system from the south, and rain chances by Wednesday.
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FARGO 7 DAY PLANNER:
TONIGHT: Snow chances continue into the evening. Additional snow accumulation around 0-2". Cloudy and chilly overnight, with slick roads possible.
THURSDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy and cool. Low: 25. High: 43.
FRIDAY: Cloudy and breezy. Low: 28. High: 50.
SATURDAY: Partly to mostly sunny. A little warmer. Low: 31. High: 58.
SUNDAY: Increasing clouds late. Pleasant with some rain and snow in southern Minnesota. Low: 35. High: 59.
MONDAY: Partly cloudy with south wind warming us to normal. Low: 36. High: 57.
TUESDAY: Gusty south wind ahead of a storm that will impact us on Wednesday. Very mild but breezy with increasing clouds. Low: 38. High: 61.
WEDNESDAY: Party sunny with shower chance. Low: 38. High: 66.
Updated by: Meteorologist Hutch Johnson