They have downgraded the storm for the Bismarck-Mandan area this weekend.  However, Winter Storm Warnings are still posted over much of central and eastern North Dakota.  If  you have travel plans this weekend, please pay attention to rapidly changing weather conditions.

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued as close as Kidder county and all counties east of Burleigh.  This includes the cities of Jamestown, Valley City, Fargo, Grand Forks and SC & SE North Dakota.  Snow is expected to be heavy and wet in the James River area.

Here's the latest from the NWS.

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
316 PM CST Fri Dec 27 2019

NDZ035-280530-
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/O.NEW.KBIS.WW.Y.0037.191229T0000Z-191230T1200Z/
Burleigh-
Including the city of Bismarck
316 PM CST Fri Dec 27 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO 6 AM
CST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5
  inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

* WHERE...Burleigh county.

* WHEN...From 6 PM Saturday to 6 AM CST Monday.

* IMPACTS...Travel will be very difficult. Areas of blowing snow
  will significantly reduce visibility.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Light snow on Saturday, then increasing
  snow and wind Saturday night through Sunday night with areas of
  blowing snow expected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.