Widespread snow is expected to develop for most of North Dakota starting later this evening. A quick moving clipper system is passing through tonight and into tomorrow morning. Most of the higher accumulations will stay between highway 2 and I-94 with 3-5″ expected — some areas locally may see 6″. The further south, the potential snow totals decrease. As a result, a winter weather advisory has been issued — this means the potential for hazardous weather is expected until noon on Sunday. Any travel may be slippery and winds may be gusty at times allowing for blowing and drifting snow.
The southern region has another chance of snow on Monday as another system passes to our south, otherwise, a cloudy sky is expected.
The snow that does fall will also likely stick around for the next 7 days– due to the temperatures staying below freezing. For the first half of the week, temperatures will stay well below the average– as highs will be in the single digits. Then finally by Thursday, highs will be in the mid to upper 20s and should stay there through the end of the week. An average high is in the lower to mid 20s and lows in the single digits.
Tonight, snow accumulations of 3-5 inches are likely for part of the state, otherwise, lesser amounts are likely. Lows, mainly in the single digits with a southeast wind at 5-15 mph.
Sunday, AM snow showers likely with new snow less than 2 inches expected for some. Blowing and drifting snow is possible with a northeast/north wind at 5-15 mph and gusts occasionally at 30 mph. Highs on either side of 10 degrees.
Sunday night, skies mostly cloudy with a north wind at 5-15 mph and lows below zero degrees.
Monday, a few light snow showers possible in the south, otherwise, a mostly cloudy sky. Highs in the single digits. Winds north at 5-15 mph.
Monday night, mostly cloudy skies with a north/northwest wind at 1-8 mph and lows in the teens, below zero.
~Heidi Werosta, KX Storm Team