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The current track of a front that could drop more snow on the region. (National Weather Service)

Winter storm watch declared for Becker County with storm moving into area Thursday

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Winter storm watch declared for Becker County with storm moving into area Thursday
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Another fast-moving storm system is expected to move across central North Dakota and into west-central Minnesota Thursday and Friday, bringing the potential for up to 5 inches of snow, the National Weather Service said this morning.

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Becker, Otter Tail, Wadena, Cass and Clay counties and counties to the west and north to the Canadian border are in a winter storm watch from Thursday evening through Friday afternoon.

The storm carries a threat of 6 or more inches of snowfall, mainly from the Minot and Devils Lake areas southeast into the Red River Valley beginning Thursday evening, the weather service said.

Winds during most of the snowfall won't be strong, but they will increase to 20 to 30 mph by Friday afternoon, causing some blowing and drifting snow, the weather service said.

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