There is a chance for light snow or rain this afternoon in eastern North Dakota. Precipitation will change to all snow overnight and move into western Minnesota. The threat for snow will continue on Saturday in northwest Minnesota near Roseau and Baudette, and 1 to 3 inches is possible mainly on grassy surfaces, although a few slick spots are possible. The rest of the area could see a dusting tonight into early Saturday. It will turn cold once again tonight and winds will become gusty. Temperatures on Saturday will resemble a mid November day with some areas barely reaching the freezing mark. Strong northwest winds will make it feel even colder, and a blustery day is expected.
The cold weather will persist into next week, along with another chance for snow Sunday night and Monday. The latest model guidance indicates that this system for early next week may also produce accumulating snow, with the main threat area from southeast North Dakota into west central Minnesota along and south of interstate 94. Stay tuned to later forecasts on the upcoming winter like weather.