FARGO — The Delta flight from Fargo to Dallas, which was undoubtedly full of Bison fans, departed more than two hours past its scheduled 11 a.m. time Friday. It was delayed due to severe weather in Texas. There was an airport warning issued for the Dallas airport for lightning and severe weather.
The road itself from Fargo to Frisco was clear sailing for those who've already made the trek, but the road back...not so much.
Severe weather is anticipated in Frisco Friday night with severe storms there, but it's the roadtrip back to Fargo the next day that is causing concern.
That same storm system to the north of Frisco will cause travel trouble Saturday, with snow, ice and mixed precipitation throughout Nebraska and Kansas.
WDAY Meteorologist Lydia Blume is tracking the storm and says as of Friday at 10 a.m., the models show 4 to 8 inches of snow in those regions with blizzard conditions throughout much of Saturday.
"It'll be winding down throughout Saturday by midday, but obviously you'll still be dealing with snowy roads, blowing snow and poor visibility," said Blume, who says travelers who take off from Frisco Saturday to go back home will run into that system, which runs up the Interstate highway corridor from Frisco to Fargo.
"Once you hit Omaha, you'll be fine," said Blume, who says it looks like clear sailing north of Omaha and south of Kansas, where Oklahoma looks fairly clear as well, aside from what could be a trace of the system.
For those who wait until Sunday to take off, Blume anticipates much of the roads will be cleared off fairly well by then, but could still have some "tough spots".