Rain, snow showers possible today, and some snow may stick around
Some of the snow that falls today is likely to stick.
It is mid-November, after all. And temperatures will strain to get north of freezing, if that happens at all, on some days this week.
It's shaping up to be the coldest week of this fall season -- so far.
In fact, the best chance of accumulating snowfall, according to the National Weather Service, is along a line from Devils Lake southeast to Fargo to Park Rapids, Minn., where one inch is possible.
The weather service says light wind will increase and shift to the northwest late this morning and afternoon in the wake of a cold front. Expect wind speeds from 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph along and west of the Red River Valley.
The weather service says those high winds will create three- to five-foot waves on the eastern and southeastern shores of Devils Lake and Stump Lake.
Come Thursday night and Friday, more light snow is expected along and north of U.S. Highway 2.
There's a possibility of a more significant storm with snow on Saturday, depending on the track of a storm system across the central Great Plains, according to the weather service.
Here is the Park Rapids forecast:
This Afternoon: Rain and snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Breezy, with a west northwest wind between 11 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. West northwest wind between 11 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 26. West northwest wind between 14 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 14. West northwest wind between 6 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. West wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south southeast.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
Friday Night: A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 24.
Saturday: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 28.
Saturday Night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 23.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9.
Monday: A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 27.