Snowfall heaviest in far southeast ND, but clearing on its way
GRAND FORKS -- Snowfall of three to four inches made for some tough driving around the Fargo area on Saturday, but it was much rougher in the southern Red River Valley as Richland County in the far southeast corner of North Dakota had an estimated 6 to 8 inches.
It was expected to stop snowing by 9:30 p.m. in the Fargo area and with little wind, conditions were expected to improve.
There was even less snow in the northern Valley where only 1.2 inches was reported as of 9:30 p.m. at Grand Forks..
Meteorologist Pete Speicher of the National Weather Service in Grand Forks said the heaviest snowfall Saturday night was in the Hillsboro area moving across the river into northwest Minnesota.
Conditions were expected to improve on Sunday as a dry stretch of weather was expected to begin with highs in the upper 20s and west winds at about 10 to 15 mph.
With the wetter snow, Speicher didn’t expect any drifting snow on Sunday.
Come Monday, it might even start melting a bit as temperatures were expected to be above freezing, he said, with highs at about 34 degrees.
Skies will start clearing on Sunday night, he said, with sunshine on Monday.