The wind returns to Bismarck-Mandan plus very cold weather is knocking at the door in North Dakota. Let's break it down for you.

Bismarck NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a WIND ADVISORY from 11AM Friday (11/7) until 9PM Friday night. Gusty winds in excess of 45 MPH. Some areas can get gusts up to 50 MPH. Loose items should be secured before noon Friday.

Enjoy the above-average temperatures Friday and Saturday. Sunday, the temperatures drop and depending on where the clipper front moves through will depend on who and where the snow will fall. The system could move south of Bismarck or we could be in the bulls eye. The area affected could get up to three inches of snow.

This is a long-range forecast and could change as the system moves closer over the weekend.

We will keep you updated thoughout the weekend.

Temperatures will be in single digits Monday through Wednesday of next week. The average daytime high for Bismarck is 44 degrees this time of year.