Potentially significant winter storm possible late Thursday night through Friday

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The National Weather Service in Grand Forks issued a special weather statement regarding a potentially significant winter storm possible from late Thursday night through Friday for parts of the region.

This early season storm may impact parts of the region with significant snowfall and strong winds.

While uncertainties continue, it appears at this time that the best potential for significant snow will be from parts of eastern North Dakota into adjacent Northern Minnesota from late Thursday night through Friday.

In addition, strong northerly winds Friday may cause significant blowing and drifting snow impacting travel. How much of the region receives significant snow will will depend on the actual storm track and strength of the system.

Watch for later statements and forecasts and make the necessary preparations with this potentially early season storm.