A balmy Wednesday is set to give way to a colder, blustery and potentially snowy Thanksgiving holiday, spurring the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Grand Forks to issue a winter weather advisory from Thursday at 9 a.m. to 6 a.m. Friday. Crookston is in the middle of the advisory boundary, and could receive anywhere from 2 to 5 inches of snow that will be blown around by north winds 25 to 35 miles per hour, with gusts to 45 mph creating potential white-out conditions.
Although the NWS is projecting that the brunt of the storm system will impact a line from U.S. Highway 2 to the north, the precise path of the cold front expected to start moving in Thanksgiving morning has yet to be determined.
As the system moves in, the initial precipitation could fall as rain, but as the temperatures drop it's expected to change to snow by Thanksgiving afternoon.
Obviously, the weather could impact travel plans, so check on the conditions before venturing anywhere.