A severe temperature drop and snow will strike Dickinson starting Saturday night.

The National Weather Service expects Saturday to be warm through the day, with temperatures in the low to mid-40s, and a cold front to move in that evening.

"You'll see a pretty big drop in temperatures from Saturday to Sunday," NWS Meteorologist Nathan Heinert said. "Those mid-40s will drop to the upper-teens by Sunday. It's about a 20 to 25 degree drop."

Monday, which is Veterans Day, will also be cold, with highs in the mid-teens.

Precipitation is also expected this weekend, coming across northern North Dakota and into the central-eastern part of the state.

Following the cold front, snow will develop across Montana Saturday night and spread through western and southern North Dakota Sunday morning and through the day.

Dickinson will be affected, Heinert said, with 1 to 2 inches of snow falling on the city.

"As you get down to Bowman area, you're looking at higher amounts," he said, "maybe closer to 3 inches, and that's through Sunday afternoon."

The week is expected to be dry through Wednesday, when another storm system is expected to come through and generate more precipitation.

Wind chill is expected to be in the single digits on Sunday and Monday.

Veterans Day is projected to be 10 to 15 degrees below zero.

Temperatures are expected to rise through the end of next week to over 40 degrees again.

This weekend's weather is not expected to be hazardous.

"The snowfall is below our criteria, and while it's still cold we've seen worst in the dead of winter, of course," Heinert said.

Such temperature highs and lows over the course of a week can be typical, though lows in the teens are more common for December.

"This degree of cold air we really don't expect to see this time of year, so this is probably a little more abnormal," Heinert said. "They should be in the 40s right now. When you get highs in the teens, its about 20 or 30 degrees below normal."