The National Weather Service in Bismarck has issued a "Winter Weather Advisory" for a good share of North Dakota.

This includes all of our listening area, including the counties of Morton, Burleigh, McLean, Oliver, Sheridan, Stark, Sioux, Kidder, McIntosh, Grant, and Emmons.

The cities impacted include Center, Hazen, Beulah, Garrison, Washburn, Underwood, Wing, Wilton, Turtle Lake, Bismarck, Mandan, Lincoln, Sterling, Steele, Dawson, Solen, Selfridge, Napoleon, Hazelton, Flasher, Elgin, Linton, Tappen, Strasburg, Wishek, and Ashley.

The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 pm Thursday, March 21st until 1 am Friday, March 22nd.

Total snow accumulations between 3 and 6 inches with locally higher amounts possible.  Northwest North Dakota, south-central North Dakota, and southeast North Dakota are expected to be impacted.

The heaviest snow will be from Thursday afternoon through Thursday evening.  Southern North Dakota is the favored location for the greatest snow accumulations.  Wind is not expected to be a problem with this system.

Plan on slippery road conditions that could affect your Thursday evening commute.

You are advised to use caution when driving, slow down, and stay on top of the latest road conditions by calling 5 1 1.

Confidence is growing for an impactful weekend snow event?

According to the National Weather Service, there is a 60 to 80% for impactful winter weather this weekend, especially across southern North Dakota.  In addition, gusty winds could be a problem on Saturday evening, and Sunday.

If you have travel plans for Thursday afternoon or this weekend be sure to monitor the latest forecasts.


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