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Brittany Lawonn, Published May 02 2008

Region to receive scattered showers through morning; wind advisory going into effect at noon

FARGO – Scattered showers are expected to continue to hit the region today with a wind advisory going into effect from noon until 9 p.m.

Sustained winds of 30 mph are expected, with frequent guests up to 45 mph from the north to northeast, according to meteorologist Peter Rogers at the National Weather Ser-vice in Grand Forks.

The wind advisory essen-tially covers the Red River Valley and counties to its east and west, except for next to the Canadian border, Rogers said.

The area includes Fargo, Grand Forks, Valley City, N.D., Devils Lake, N.D., Moorhead, Detroit Lakes Minn., and Thief River Falls, Minn., he said.

Early reports from the area indicate 0.4 inches of rain fell at Fargo’s Hector Interna-tional Airport and 0.59 inches fell in Moorhead, Rogers said.

Rothsay, Minn., received 1.52 inches and 1 inch fell in Phelps Mill, Minn., he said. About .12 inches fell in Ha-vana, N.D., which is near the South Dakota border.

Rogers said he expects scat-tered showers from south of Jamestown, N.D., northeast toward Bemidji, Minn., throughout the morning.

“That whole area should be moving to the east, northeast through the remainder of the day,” Rogers said, adding things should dry out by tonight.