Here is the latest update from The National Weather Service in Bismarck. At this hour, it seems The Arctic Clipper that will move through the area Sunday will bring some snow and the possibility of up to 6 inches in some areas.

Staff

There was been talk about snow for the Bismarck-Mandan area earlier today but the system was too far West to make a certain call. Now that we have less than 72 hours, NWS is now making a call.

This is subject to change but as of now, the National Weather Service is calling for the first wide spread snow event of the season with accumulating snow. Those with travel plans for late Sunday into Monday need to monitor the forecast. There is the possibility of accumulating snow on roads and reduced visibility. The amount of snow depends on the exact track of the storm. Current model indications are between 3-6 inches of snow may fall South and West of a line from Williston through Mandan to Linton. Lesser amounts are expected East of Bismarck.

This is the best time to make necessary precautions to prepare for winter weather. Check the fluids and tires on automobiles. Make sure you have your emergency kit in your vehicle. Check your kit and make sure you have the necessary items including granola bars and water, fresh batteries including cell phone batteries and warm clothes and blankets.

Remember your pets and cattle, make sure they have protection from the cold elements during this time.

Make sure you monitor this developing winter storm as we will keep you updated through out the weekend into the work week.