North Dakota weather is about to get active.

Another clipper system is about to hit North Dakota on Thursday, and this one will pack a bigger punch than the previous systems recently.

January was a pretty quiet month weather-wise in Bismarck Mandan and most of North Dakota.  After seeing 20-plus inch months of snow in November and December, January finally gave us a break from the shovels, snowplows, and snowblowers.

Long-range models and forecasts are predicting a more active pattern for February and March and it all begins tomorrow. 

According to the National Weather Service in Bismarck, we are expecting a mixed bag of precipitation starting Thursday afternoon.

Freezing rain will turn over to snow and west winds will gust up to 40 miles per hour.  Snowfall totals look to be relatively light between 1 to 2 inches of snow, which is typical for clipper systems.

A wind advisory has been issued for all of central and western North Dakota beginning tomorrow afternoon Thursday, January 26th at 3 pm and going until 8 am on Friday, January 27th at 8 am.

This snow event will be followed by a very frigid pattern that will resemble what we saw back before Christmas.  You can expect overnight lows in the teens below zero starting this weekend and that will linger well into next week.  High temps will struggle to make it above zero during this timeframe.

Cold weather will stick around for all of next week until we finally start to climb out of the deep freeze by next weekend.

Bundle up buttercup, the deep freeze is about to make a comeback.

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