Today: Cloudy skies with afternoon temperatures ranging from the teens in the NE to the 30s in the far west. A wintry mix will arrive today in NW ND. This afternoon, expect rain, freezing rain, and snow. Light westerly winds will become southeasterly at 10-15 MPH.
Evening/Tonight: Snow will move throughout the state by early evening with freezing rain and snow favored west of HWY 83. A glaze of ice is possible by Friday morning. Wind will increase from the east to 10-20 MPH, gusting to 25 MPH. Heavy snow is favored east of HWY 83 where, by morning, we could already see 3″-5″.
Friday: Snow continues for much of North Dakota. The heaviest snow amounts will fall east of HWY 83 where many could see 6″+ of accumulation. The highest amounts will be around Jamestown. Northerly winds will increase to 15-25 MPH gusting to 30-35 MPH. The strong wind will make for reduced visibility from blowing snow as well as travel concerns from drifting. Highs will be achieved early in the day with the teens and 20s. Cold air follows the snow and will plunge our afternoon temperatures to the single digits and teens.
***This update is from Thursday morning. The KX Storm Team will continue to do further analysis on this storm and will update our KX Storm Team app, kxnet.com, as well as on KX News at 5 PM, 6 PM, 9 PM (CW), and 10 PM.