Fargo area, hit with snow Thursday, can expect another round Friday afternoon

Chuck Glidden cleans off the sidewalks at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead during the late afternoon snowfall on Thursday, Nov. 15. David Samson / The Forum

FARGO — The Fargo-Moorhead area received a quick hit of snow Thursday afternoon and evening that was expected to taper off by late Thursday night, Nov. 15.

The strong winds that accompanied the snow Thursday afternoon were expected to calm Thursday night into Friday morning, Nov. 16, according to Dan Riddle of the National Weather Service in Grand Forks.

Riddle said about an inch of snow was expected from Thursday's snowfall in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

The temperature in the Fargo area was forecast to drop to the low 20s by Friday morning and not rise much higher than that during the day Friday, when another round of snow was expected Friday afternoon, according to Riddle.

Although the metro area could receive up to another inch of snow Friday afternoon, cities to the west, such as Jamestown and Bismarck, could see 4-6 inches, while cities to the south, like Hankinson and Wahpeton, can anticipate 3-4 inches of snow, Riddle said.

Cities to the north of Fargo were not expected to receive much if any snow Friday, but Riddle said conditions throughout the region would remain icy and driving would be treacherous Friday in most parts of the Red River Valley.

Riddle said temperatures in the Fargo-Moorhead area will remain cold for several days, with highs Saturday, Nov. 17, around 18, warming to the mid 20s, Sunday and Monday, Nov. 18 and 19. There will be chances of snow Sunday night into Monday, according to the weather service.

Thursday's snow and, in some areas, freezing rain resulted in icy conditions that sparked numerous crashes around the Fargo-Moorhead area.