UPDATE:  A BLIZZARD WARNING has been issued for all of eastern North Dakota.  This Blizzard Warning goes into effect at 6 pm tonight and will continue until 9 am Wednesday morning.  This includes the cities of Wahpeton, Fargo, Grand Forks, Devils Lake, Grafton, and Mayville.  45 mile per hour winds and 1 to 5 inches of snow will cause whiteout conditions in rural areas.


A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for all of central and eastern North Dakota, including the Bismarck Mandan area.  This advisory goes into effect at 10 am Tuesday and will run to Wednesday morning at 6 am.   Another Alberta clipper system will bring 1 to 2 inches of snow to the Bismarck Mandan area early this afternoon.  More snow is expected in northeast North Dakota where as much as 4 inches could fall in places like Grand Forks and Grafton.  The Turtle Mountains could get as much as 5 to 6 inches.

Wind will become an issue with this system as well.  Winds could gust as high as 50 miles per hour in southcentral North Dakota causing blowing and drifting snow.  Dangerous wind chills as low as 35 below zero.

Impacts include very slippery road conditions.  Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.  This could impact your Tuesday evening commute in Bismarck Mandan.

If you must travel, weather officials remind you to use caution.  The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 511 or to see the North Dakota Department of Transportation map CLICK HERE.

This system will usher in very cold air after it moves through.  You can expect overnight lows in the teens below zero to 20 below zero.  Highs will be in the single digits below zero for Wednesday and Thursday before a slight warm-up for Friday and Saturday.




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