Winter storm will hit Fargo Sunday, extreme wind chills tonight
FARGO — A wind chill advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. this evening until noon on Sunday, then a winter storm watch from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning, which will likely cause patchy blowing snow.
The storm and low wind chills will affect the regions of West Central and Northwest Minnesota as well as Northeast and Southeast North Dakota.
Wind chills could reach 35 below tonight, then warm up slightly to a low of minus 20 tomorrow night with cloudy overcast during the peak of the storm.
Snow will likely be seen Sunday morning with accumulation of 3-7 inches expected in the Fargo-Moorhead area before Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
A few areas southeast of Devils Lake could see closer to eight inches of snow, as well as the area just west of Fargo to Valley City.
Winds could gust up to 32 mph on Sunday night, with an expected high of 23 mph on Monday.
Extreme cold will cause the snow to be extra light, which could cause blowing, drifting snow and poor road conditions with low visibility. Travel, including morning work commutes, could be difficult during the storm.
A period of bitter cold is expected next week, with a high near 2 on Monday and a low of minus 18, followed by a low of minus 29 on Tuesday night.
During colder wind chills, exposed skin is vulnerable to frostbite in as little as 10 minutes.