**Update 9:17 p.m., Winter Storm Watch**Winter Arrives This Week
If you've been wanting winter to arrive with snow and colder weather, your wish will come true this coming week.
The National Weather Service in Bismarck has issued a SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT for a majority of the listening area. Let's break this weather situation down for you.
This winter system will affect the Bismarck-Mandan area late Sunday night (November 27) into Monday and will hang around through Wednesday. Colder temperatures will move into the area Sunday night and dropping temperatures through the start of the work week.
There is uncertainty on the timing of this snow event. At this point, the rain will change to snow late Sunday night into Monday morning. The best chances for accumulations will be across Central North Dakota with lighter amounts in the far east and far western sections of the state. There is the likelihood travel can be impacted across the central third of the state.
With many travelers on the road returning to Bismarck-Mandan, it's advised to stay weather wise and on top of the changing weather conditions. Better timing of this winter weather event will be updated early Sunday morning.
**Update, November 26, 9:15 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WATCH in effect for Ward, McKenzie, Dunn, Mercer, Oliver, Morton, Burleigh, Sioux, Emmons and Grant. This system has the potential to drop up to six inches of snow is some areas by Wednesday morning. Strong winds will cause blowing snow by Tuesday, this is the first storm for the region of the season. It does have the potential to effect travel and commerce. Take the necessary precautions now for safe travel and secure shelter for cattle of livestock. The conditions will begins to develop Sunday night/ over night into Monday.