Major winter storm could drop foot or more of snow in region
FARGO - A major winter storm moving into the area this weekend will likely drop at least 7 to 8 inches and possibly a foot or more of snow on the Fargo area and will create dangerous driving conditions, the National Weather Service said this morning.
"While the exact track and evolution of this storm is still somewhat uncertain, it appears likely that the region will experience a potentially life-threatening storm Saturday night through Sunday night," the weather service office in Grand Forks said in a special statement at 7 a.m.
The powerful storm system will develop in the Central Plains on Saturday and track into the Northern Plains on Sunday, the weather service said. Snow is likely across all of eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota.
The snowfall in eastern North Dakota is expected to start late Saturday afternoon and last through about 6 a.m. Monday morning, said weather service meteorologist Pete Speicher.
Strong northerly winds may gust to more than 40 mph on Sunday.
"There's a good possibility, Sunday especially, of blizzard-like conditions," he said.