FARGO--Winter isn’t ready to loosen its icy grip on the region. Not just yet.

The Fargo-Moorhead area will see a brief respite after about four inches of snow fell overnight Thursday, March 29, but then another snowfall will barrel through, with heavy accumulations and blizzard conditions likely.

The National Weather Service in Grand Forks reports that a blizzard warning will be in effect for counties in the southeastern corner of North Dakota and eastern Minnesota from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday. This is on top of a winter storm warning that will be in effect from 7 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday for a swath of central North Dakota and eastern Minnesota. For portions of North Dakota, the warning will begin at 4 p.m.

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The storm is expected to dump up 5 to 9 inches of snow, with localized amounts up to 12 inches. Gusting winds could reach 45 miles per hour, making driving conditions hazardous or impossible.

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