Snow is pushing into the Valley

MAPLETON, N.D. (Valley News Live) The rain is switching over to snow and creating some slushy and slick roads.

Valley News Live has team coverage of this first snow event for the Fargo-Moorhead area this season. Wake up with The Valley Today for the latest on the winter weather.

Measurable snow is in the forecast for a big chunk of the Dakotas from late Tuesday into early Thursday.

The National Weather Service says up to 5 inches of snow is expected in central South Dakota, and up to 6 inches could fall in south central and eastern North Dakota.

Forecasters say the snow and gusty winds are likely to make roads slippery and reduce visibility for motorists, and could also result in downed trees and tree branches and power outages.

Winds in eastern North Dakota could gust up to 35 mph.