Heavy snow and strong wind could break tree branches, the NWS said.
A blizzard warning is in effect for northern North Dakota through Saturday afternoon, while other parts of the state, as well as parts of South Dakota and Minnesota, are under winter storm watches and warnings, per the National Weather Service.
This snowstorm has the potential to set October snowfall records in parts of the northern Plains, the Weather Channel said.
Dozens of schools in the Dakotas were closed Friday because of deteriorating travel conditions.
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Authorities in North Dakota issued a travel alert because heavy snow, reduced visibility and icy roads are creating hazardous driving conditions.
A frigid storm moving through the Great Plains on Thursday forced school closures, caused travel headaches and put farmers and ranchers on edge. The National Weather Service reports 13.2 inches (33.5 centimeters) of snow fell in Bismarck as of late Friday morning.
Local media reported that the winter storm was expected to deliver a "one-two punch" with up to 12 inches of snow expected in a second wave on October 12.
Manitoba 511 listed all nearly all highways on the western side of Winnipeg as being closed or snow-covered on Friday morning.
At the Denver airport alone, the temperature dropped 55 degrees.