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Published April 12, 2013, 09:46 AM

Storm could dump 7 to 14 inches on North Dakota late this weekend

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – An intense late-season winter storm could dump 7 to 14 inches of snow on North Dakota late this weekend, the National Weather Service says.

By: Forum News Service, INFORUM, Forum News Service

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – An intense late-season winter storm could dump 7 to 14 inches of snow on North Dakota late this weekend, the National Weather Service says.

Snow is expected to develop across southeast North Dakota late Saturday night, spreading northeastward across the area during the day on Sunday, the weather service in Grand Forks said in a statement on its website.

The snow may become heavy at times on Sunday, with strong east to northeast winds causing blowing snow and reduced visibility. Winds will shift to the northwest on Sunday night or Monday morning as the system passes but remain strong, the weather service said.

“Some uncertainty remains regarding the exact track of the system, and where the heaviest snowfall will occur,” the statement reads. “The potential exists for 7 to 14 inches of snow, with locally higher amounts possible where more persistent heavy snow bands set up. A brief period of mixed precipitation is also possible on Sunday, mainly over far southeast North Dakota into a portion of west central Minnesota.”

The storm may significantly impact travel, the weather service said.

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