You know what they say about March.

It comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.  That's how the weather is setting up for the first week of March anyway.

The National Weather Service in Bismarck has issued a Special Weather Statement for the Bismarck area this week.  This is could be one of the more active weather weeks we've seen in North Dakota in some time.

First, freezing rain chances.

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north central, North Dakota, northwest North Dakota, south central North Dakota, and southeast North Dakota.

This morning we were greeted with patchy fog and freezing drizzle.  There is also a chance of light freezing rain this evening and tonight.  Ice accumulations of a few hundredths of an inch are possible.  Travel could become hazardous later tonight.

More chances for light freezing rain is possible for the rest of the week along with some light snow.

Then, two rounds of snow are possible.

We have two rounds of snow possible for the Bismarck Mandan area.  The first snow event will begin Wednesday night, continue into a fair share of the day on Thursday, and could linger into Friday morning.  Light accumulations are expected for this round of snow.

There is a potential for a winter storm to impact the region, including Bismarck Mandan Friday night through Sunday morning.  This could be a significant snow event, but it's too early to tell the exact track of the storm at this point and snowfall totals.  If you have travel plans this weekend be sure to stay tuned right here as we will keep you up to date.

Looks like the groundhog was right, winter is likely to hang on as we continue with these rollercoaster temperatures.  On the bright side, any moisture is welcome after a year and a half of drought conditions over the state.



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