The National Weather Service in Grand Forks, North Dakota is keeping a close eye on a weather pattern that could bring up to four inches of snow into northwest Minnesota on Thursday and Friday. The information on the storm is below –
…WINTER STORM POTENTIAL THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY …
A very complex pattern will set up over the northern Plains the next couple of days. One piece of energy will give chances for rain showers tonight into Wednesday, with the risk for a period of freezing rain early Wednesday in far northwestern Minnesota.
A stronger system is forecast to move east into South Dakota and then northeast into northwestern Minnesota Thursday. As it does, colder air will be drawn in on the west side of the system with warmer air to the east. Rain and snow will occur with this system late Wednesday night into Thursday, with mostly snow for Thursday night ending on Friday. There remains much uncertainty regarding temperatures during the precipitation event as they will vary greatly across the area. But the threat is there for significant rain and snow.
Based on data Tuesday morning, the highest risk area for 4 or more inches of snow is from Valley City to Grand Forks to Thief River Falls. This is subject to change as additional model data comes in the next 36 hours.
Impacts to travel may occur and also this precipitation could aggravate flooding concerns.
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