Fargo, North Dakota

Saturday is a big day in Fargo, as host school NDSU is taking on rival SDSU in the playoffs. Luckily, the game is played in the Fargodome, so the outside conditions won’t affect play. But how will it affect the thousands of fans making the trek to go see it?

At 153am CST, the temperature at Fargo, ND was -8 under partly cloudy skies. High pressure is found over the Dakotas early this morning, causing some downright frigid temperatures over the region. This feature is expected to weaken during the day as a disturbance continues to develop over the Northern Plains and into the Upper Midwest. Snow is expected to start in the late evening hours, but not really anticipated to pick up steam until Sunday morning as the main part of the system shifts into the Central Plains/Mid-MS River Valley. Luckily the temperatures will rebound into the teens thanks to the cloud cover and precipitation, but that’s it. Frigid temperatures will remain well into next week. Winter is taking expanding its icy grip on the region and won’t let go anytime soon.

Saturday: Scattered snow showers in the evening. High 7, Low -12.
Sunday: Heavier snow through afternoon then dissipating. High 15, Low 1.

TWC: Saturday: Mostly cloudy. High 7, Low -11.
Sunday: Morning snow showers. High 16, Low 4.

AW :Saturday: A little afternoon snow. High 4, Low -14.
Sunday: Snow at times. High 15, Low 1.

NWS: Saturday: Partly sunny then chance of snow. High 5, Low -9.
Sunday: Snow likely. High 14, Low 3.

WB: Saturday: 40% chance of light snow. High 1, Low -11.
Sunday: 70% chance of light snow. High 15, Low 1.

WN: Saturday: Mostly cloudy with light snow. High 9, Low -9.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with light snow. High 14, Low 5.

FIO: Saturday: Light snow starting in the afternoon. High 9, Low -13.
Sunday: Snow (2-5″) until evening. High 15, Low -3.

A band of snow is developing over SD/NE and will shift east throughout the day. This feature will enhance throughout the next 24 hours and be the cause of the snow over the weekend.