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Mike Nowatzki, Published March 20 2008

Snow on its way tonight; 2 to 5 inches possible in Fargo by Friday night

FARGO – Clouds moving into eastern North Dakota today could dump 2 to 5 inches of snow on the Fargo area by Friday night, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, N.D.

The weather service issued a hazardous weather outlook this morning.

One to 2 inches of snow is expected to fall tonight, mainly after 1 a.m., with an additional 1 to 3 inches during the day Friday, the weather service said. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent tonight and 70 percent on Friday.

Up to 1 inch of snow can be expected north and east of a line from Devils Lake to Grand Forks to Wadena, Minn.; 1 to 3 inches is possible in the New Rockford, Mayville and Detroit Lakes, Minn., areas; and 3 to 6 inches is possible along a line from Valley City to Fargo to New York Mills, Minn., the weather service said.

High temperatures in Fargo are predicted to stay above freezing during the next few days, with expected highs of near 35 today, 33 on Friday, near 35 on Saturday and near 34 on Sunday.