Winter Weather Advisory issued


The National Weather Service office in Grand Forks has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of the region, in effect until 6 a.m. on Sunday.

The advisory is in effect for the following counties in Minnesota: West Polk, Norman, Clay, Kittson, West Marshall and Wilkin; in North Dakota: Towner, Cavalier, Pembina, Benson, Ramsey, Walsh, Eddy, Nelson, Grand Forks, Griggs, Steele, Traill, Barnes, Cass, Ransom, Sargent and Richland.

According to the National Weather Service, a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow is expected during the overnight hours. Little accumulation is expected.

The weather service says slippery road conditions can be expected.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation and North Dakota Highway Patrol have issued a travel alert for north central North Dakota, due to freezing rain causing icy road conditions.