I hope you enjoyed the mild day today. Unfortunately, it all changes tomorrow with strong winds which may bring blizzard conditions across the area, along with that cold weather returning.
Tonight an Alberta Clipper rides through the northern valley bringing snow showers into northern Minnesota. Light to minor accumulations are expected, the heaviest accumulations will be towards Lake Of The Woods 2-4"+. Withing the F/M metro, the wind will turn to the south between 5-15 gusting to 20 mph with a slight chance for a few snow flurries. Temperatures hold in the 20's tonight, gradually warming into the low 30's briefly Tuesday morning.
As that clipper system pushes off to our east, a cold front will barrel across North Dakota in the morning. This will bring a slight chance for some more flurries/ light snow showers into Tuesday afternoon. A winter weather advisory goes into effect at 11:00 AM. 9:00 AM to our west from Jamestown to Devils Lake. This advisory may be warranted an upgrade from an advisory to a warning as blizzard conditions will be possible. Winds will switch from the northwest between 25-35 mph, gusting as high as 50 mph across North Dakota, with temperatures falling into the single digits close to 0 by the evening. Blowing snow and drifting snow is expected, causing reduced visibility and slick roads. Wind chills will drop to near -30 overnight as actual air temperatures fall to near -11, with strong winds continuing causing more blowing snow.
Breezy conditions stretch into Wednesday, with NW winds between 10-25 mph. Some patchy blowing snow is possible under partly cloudy skies with a high near -4. Wednesday night dangerous wind chills return. Air temperatures will plunge towards -22 with NW winds between 5-15 mph creating wind chills 35 to 50 below zero across the area into Thursday morning. Thursday winds are much lighter, skies remain partly cloudy, but it will remain cold with a high near -5. Temps warm up into the upper teens and low 20's for Friday. Unfortunately, the winds pick back up with it, and another chance for snow.