Warm day breaks records in Fargo, Grand Forks
The unseasonably hot day will be followed by chilly days ahead
FARGO — The sun was shining on the Red River Valley Monday, March 29, bringing with it record high temperatures.
Fargo hit 77 degrees, breaking the record high for March 29 of 73 degrees set in 1986, said WDAY chief meteorologist John Wheeler.
At the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks, the 74-degree temperature just barely beat the March 29 record of 73, also set in 1986. At the Grand Forks Airport, the high was 73, surpassing the record of 69 set in 1986.
The extremely warm day will be followed by possible snow on Tuesday, Wheeler said.
Temperatures were forecast to hit a high of 31 degrees Tuesday, with a low of 14 degrees. After that, the forecast is calling for the warmth to return, and the Red River Valley may see temperatures as high as 70 degrees again by Friday.