As the year comes to a close at midnight Saturday night, Bismarck is close to surpassing its record for snowfall.

Through Tuesday of this week, Bismarck had 43.5 inches of snow fall this year. Just short of the record set in 2008 of 45.8 inches. This, according to the National Weather Service.

A system known as "Colorado lows" has pushed through the area recently. It's an oddity for this time of year, as it's typically only seen in fall and spring in North Dakota. This is the system that dumps plenty of snow during those times, which also includes "thunder-snow."

For next week, lower temperatures are expected, accompanied by some sub-zero temps. However, at this time, only a few inches of snow is expected to fall.

Source: Bismarck Tribune