Bismarck  (CSi)  The National Weather Service reports, north winds gusting to 40 to 50 mph are expected along and west of the Red River Valley Thursday into Thursday evening. These strong winds will also bring down colder air, allowing the light rain to mix with and change to light snow, especially Thursday afternoon into Thursday evening.

Thursday In the Valley City area.

Blizzard conditions possible. Travel could be very

difficult to impossible. Expect damage to trees and power lines

as well. Total snow accumulations of up to two inches are

possible. .Winds gusting as high as 60 mph could

cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting

of the snow is also possible.


Thursday n the Jamestown area…

Some light snow will also be possible.

There are other impacts to consider as well. Wind chill readings are expected to dip into the single digits above zero by Friday morning. Ground temperatures will be warm initially, but as air temperatures fall Thursday night into Friday morning, and with the continued gusty north winds, roads could become slick in spots. Light snow falling with strong winds could also result in low visibilities. Stay tuned for additional information on this system over the next few days, but be prepared.

Warmer on Saturday and Sunday ahead of the next clipper system moving through our area on Sunday night/Monday, bringing gusty winds and chances of rain and snow showers.

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