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Helmut Schmidt, Published October 27 2012

1 to 3 inches of snow expected in F-M area

FARGO – One to 3 inches of snow was expected to fall overnight Saturday into Sunday morning in the Fargo-Moorhead area, according to the National Weather Service.

However, some areas could see up to 5 inches of snow, WDAY meteorologist Rob Kupec reported.

Temperatures were expected to dip to 27 degrees this morning. The combination of wet snow and cold was slickening roads Saturday night.

About 9:45 p.m. Saturday, icy conditions led to a pile-up on the 12th Avenue North viaduct, police Sgt. Chris Helmick said.

Six cars were involved in two accidents in close proximity as drivers tried to swerve to avoid each other, Helmick said.

However, no one was injured and damage appeared to be restricted to property, he said.

The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services issued a travel advisory just before 10 p.m. Saturday due to snow and ice on Interstate 94 from Fargo to Medina, and on Interstate 29 north and south of Fargo. Highway speeds were at 40 mph.

Today is expected to be mostly cloudy with a high near 40, and a light northwest wind of 5 to 8 mph.

Monday and Tuesday are both expected to be cloudy with highs in the mid- to upper 40s and lows in the low 30s.

Tuesday holds a chance of rain or snow early, with a slight chance of rain in the afternoon.

So far, it appears the area is in for a spell of weather that should be good for young ghouls on Halloween.

Wednesday will reach a partly sunny high of 49 degrees, with increasing clouds into the evening hours, the weather service predicts.

Temperatures overnight Wednesday are expected to drop to 36 degrees.