Major Winter Storm into Wednesday

A major winter storm will affect the region into Wednesday. Snow accumulations in southeast North Dakota and west central Minnesota will range from 10 to 20 inches along and south of Interstate 94, including the Fargo area. Further north, snow accumulations will decrease, although 5 to 10 inches are expected into the Grand Forks area. Winds will increase Tuesday and produce considerable blowing and drifting snow along with reduced visibilities, with near blizzard conditions possible from Fargo to Wahpeton. Strong north to northeast winds gusting over 30 mph at times Tuesday could also cause some minor wave action near larger bodies of water. The combination of low visibilities and snow covered roads will impact the flood fighting throughout the Red River Valley. Significant flooding continues over much of the area, with numerous ice jams also reported. Refer to the latest flood warnings and flood statements for details.

Graphical depiction of the weather story for today.

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