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Major storm possible for New Year's Eve

The National Weather Service says a strong storm system is becoming more likely for Thursday through New Years Eve, although predictions could still change.

"This storm has the potential to produce significant snow accumulations and blowing snow Thursday through Friday," the NWS office in Grand Forks stated on its website. "In addition, some freezing rain is also possible in the southern Red River Valley Thursday. This storm may hamper holiday travel across the entire region on New Years Eve."

Temperatures are forecast in the mid 20s today through Wednesday for the East Otter Tail area. Thursday's forecast calls for a high of 31 degrees with a 60 percent chance of snow and ice pellets.

The weather is expected to turn colder for the weekend, with forecasted highs of 5 to 10 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.

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