Updated forecast models are pushing the winter storm headed across the central United States further up into the Red River Valley.
Greg Gust is a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Grand Forks. He says the southern Red River Valley around Fargo-Moorhead could see anywhere from 8 to 12 inches of snow, while further south around Wahpeton-Breckenridge and below could get up to 18 inches. He says the snowfall will kick in during the overnight hours tonight into tomorrow morning, with heavier snowfall and stronger winds picking up tomorrow afternoon.
"Blizzard conditions right across part of the southern basin into west central Minnesota and central Minnesota - we're now in a winter storm warning for the Fargo-Moorhead area, and points up there through Bemidji we're saying "near blizzard" conditions. So we may upgrade that at some point, depending on how the winds start to look in here."
Gust says this storm will create travel hazards for motorists - with visibility being a concern, as well as many ditches being filled with water. He says travelers should keep their eyes on forecasts and stay aware.