Dangerous Winter Weather Across North Dakota & Minnesota This Week

Dangerous winter weather conditions expected this week across portions of North Dakota! Light snow is expected today for the entire region, with some ice in the southern Red River Valley. Expect accumulations of 2 to 5 inches through tonight. A stronger system will move through the area Tuesday through Wednesday, and blizzard conditions may develop by Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday in the Red River Valley. Snow may be heavy with this system with accumulations of 6 to 9 inches possible for all of eastern North Dakota, northwest and west central Minnesota. There is still some uncertainty for the exact snow amounts and locations, but some areas should exceed 1 foot of new snow today through Wednesday. What is more certain is bitterly cold air will spill into the region Wednesday through Friday, and dangerous wind chills to 40 below zero will result by weeks end. Daytime high temperatures by Friday will not get above zero, with overnight lows at least 20 below zero, maybe colder if skies clear by Saturday and Sunday morning, when 30 below zero would be possible along with record low temperatures. Take the proper precautions before this life threatening winter weather moves into the region, and be sure to stay tuned to the latest forecast from your National Weather Service.