Wind Chills Near Zero Friday; More Snow Looking Ahead

This arctic air mass will remain entrenched over the region through the weekend and into early next week, bringing a prolonged period of extremely cold wind chills.

Lake effect snow showers linger through the night north of US 6.

According to the National Weather Service in Bismarck, the Winter Storm Watch and High Wind Watch will go from noon on Sunday (January 27th) until noon on Monday (January 28th).

Light snow on the way after dark and lasting off and on through the overnight hours with some accumulations across the state. The "chills" stay below zero. At that level, frostbite can occur in 20 minutes. Lows will fall into the teens below zero, and wind chills will range from 25-35 below. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

As the cold air plunges in later Tuesday, rain could change to a little snow. Next week is a different story: more snow & a big drop in tempreatures.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of snow. The extreme cold will hang around Thursday with highs only near five above.

Tonight, it will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 17, according to the weather service.

  • Tracy Klein