(*** UPDATE***) 9:00 AM 1/27/2023
Some winter weather advisories remain in effect until noon Friday, Blizzard warnings through the central and northern valley have been canceled. Winter weather advisories for the southern valley and Devils Lake Basin have been canceled. Although conditions are still iffy in spots through the area, and worse over on the Minnesota side of the River. Winds will slowly lessen through the afternoon.
***Original Article*** 12:00 PM 1/26/2023
A winter weather advisory is in effect from 3:00 PM this afternoon through tonight until noon Friday. Additionally, a blizzard warning has been issued for the central and northern valley from midnight to noon Friday.
Through this evening a warm front will drape across eastern North Dakota bringing light to moderate snow to the valley between around 4-5:00 PM. Wind will be increasing as this occurs between 15-25 mph and gusting higher at times to around 30/35 mph. Expect some blowing and drifting snow as well as reduced visibility for your evening commute and into tonight. Scattered snow showers possible through tonight with windy conditions continue. Temperatures will continue to rise through the 20's to near 32 around midnight fueling the potential for pockets of a wintery mix and freezing rain in the southern valley. This will be a short window between about 11:00 PM and 1:00 AM give or take a little bit. The arctic cold front will then pass after midnight, causing winds to turn to the northwest between 20-40 mph with gust as high as 50 into Friday morning. Expect very slick roads and snow drift on Friday morning with blowing snow as well. Near-blizzard to blizzard-like conditions will become possible. Some scattered snow showers remain possible into Friday afternoon with windy conditions around 20-30 mph and a little gusty at time but winds will slowly lighten up through the day but i still expect some drifting and blowing snow by Friday evening commute time, but not as bad as the morning conditions. I expect a general 1-2 inches of snow to fall around the area.
Arctic air settles in through Friday with temperatures in the teens falling to about 10 below Friday night, then highs below zero over the weekend into at least the first half of next week before a POTENTIAL warm up above zero. Overnight lows this weekend into the first half of next week look to fall between 10-20 below for the most part, cloud cover will be a factor so colder overnight lows will be possible.