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Snow, dangerous wind chills, drifting will descend on region today

Snowfall predictions

Hubbard County could see 2 to 4 inches of new snow this weekend as a winter storm bears down on the area.

Much of the heavier snow will settle south of the Park Rapids area.

Wind chills, however, will be dangerously cold, dipping to 20 below.

Blowing and drifting snow will complicate travel, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, which has the immediate region in a hazardous weather outlook.

Here is the forecast for the Park Rapids area

Today: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. East wind around 6 mph.

Tonight: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 8. Northeast wind between 6 and 11 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Sunday: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 19. Northeast wind be-tween 13 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Sunday Night: A 50 per-cent chance of snow. Cloudy, then gradually be-coming partly cloudy, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -15. North northeast wind between 8 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Washington's Birthday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 14. North northeast wind between 4 and 7 mph becoming calm.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -3.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 21.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9.

Wednesday: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.

Wednesday Night: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6.

Thursday: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -3.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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