“Winter” weather expected 4/7

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The KX Storm Team is in AWARE mode. 

There hasn’t been much change to the forecast since Friday evening… snow is still expected.

Accumulating snow is anticipated for most of western and central North Dakota — this will start Saturday night and will gradually end through Sunday afternoon.Winds will be gusting near 25-30 mph — generally from the East/Northeast. This will create patchy blowing and drifting snow for some areas.  There is a winter weather advisory that has been issued for much of the state starting 4am CDT Sunday to 7 pm CDT Sunday — roughly 3-5″ is expected with some local areas seeing more or less. 

Plan on hazardous travel conditions due to slippery roads and reduced visibility. 

In the meantime, the temperatures will remain well below average for the rest of the weekend. You can see highs in the 20 & 30s, then there could be a few 40s in the southern half of the state come Wednesday and Thursday. Afterwards, the temperatures will drop by next weekend to around 30.  An average high for early to mid April is around 50 degrees and lows in the mid to upper 20s. There is also another chance of snow later in the week. A strong surge of energy is possible, but at this time it all depends on where it will track in the northern plains. 

Tonight, snow starts across the western part of the state around midnight then continues to be widespread by morning. Chance of snow 60%. Lows in the teens with an East wind at 10-20 mph.

Sunday, snow continues and ending early afternoon for most. Total accumulations may reach 3-5″ with some areas receiving 6″. Winds breezy from the East at 10-20 mph and gusting near 30 mph.

Sunday night, light snow is possible for some across the area– some could see a rain/snow mix, otherwise a cloudy sky. Winds East/North at 5-15 mph. Lows in the lower teens. 

Monday, a cloudy sky and a north/west wind and light. Highs in the lower to mid 30s. 

Monday night, lows around 20 degrees and a partly cloudy sky. Winds southwest at 1-8 mph. 

~Heidi Werosta, KX Storm Team

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