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Southwest region to get cool tonight; northwest to get colder

BISMARCK -- Dickinson and the surrounding region is expected to see below-zero temperatures tonight, but it's expected to get colder elsewhere, according to the National Weather Service.

BISMARCK -- Dickinson and the surrounding region is expected to see below-zero temperatures tonight, but it’s expected to get colder elsewhere, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS has issued wind chill advisories for as low as 35 degrees below for parts of the state tonight as a cold snap moves south.

However, meteorologist Janine Vining of the NWS said the cold is not predicted to be so drastic in the southwestern part of the state.

Vining said the chilly weather is due to an arctic high pressure system moving down from the Canadian Rockies over the weekend, passing through both North and South Dakota.

For today, Vining said the southwest region could expect to see highs between zero and 10 degrees, with highs in the northwest hovering around zero degrees. She said the north-central part of the state was expected to have highs around below 5 degrees.

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Saturday night should see between 5 and 15 degrees below zero in the southwest region, Vining said, with an “iffy” chance of reaching wind chill advisory levels of below 25 degrees and lower.

However, the northwest region can expect temperatures around 15 degrees below, she said, with a wind chill that could drop as low as 35 degrees below.

By Sunday, Vining said the system will have moved through. The southwest region can expect highs between 15 and 20 degrees, she said.

Another cold snap is expected to hit Monday.

Vining suggested people think about dressing a little warmer outside this weekend. She also said it would be wise for those traveling by vehicle to bring warm blankets in case of breakdown.

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