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Good Afternoon! We’ve seen a bit of rain move through the area during the past several hours, with amounts varying between 0.1”-0.3”. The sky will remain mostly cloudy through the rest of the day, but if we get some sunshine, it is possible that a few thunderstorms will develop. The threat for severe weather looks to be across central and western North Dakota. The wind will be strong out of the southeast, bringing in warmer air, and more moisture. Showers and thunderstorms will likely develop over central and western parts of North Dakota, and may move into western parts of the WDAY/WDAZ viewing areas late tonight or Friday morning. Otherwise tonight will be a partly cloudy night, but with increasing moisture, and temperatures falling near the dew point, patchy fog may develop.

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A storm system will be rolling into the Northern Plains Friday, and will spark some scattered thunderstorms. There is a risk of severe weather, with the primary threats being large hail, damaging wind gusts, and heavy rainfall. The severe weather threat shifts eastward for Saturday. Highs will be back in the 80s for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, but there will be more humidity around. Dry and cool weather makes a return for next week, with highs back in the 70s.

Have a great day!

-Meteorologist Aaron White

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Aaron White
Aaron White - Aaron joins the WDAY Weather team from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he worked as a Meteorologist and Weather Producer for KSFY, the ABC affiliate. Being an “army brat” most of his life, he grew up in many different states in the Midwest, and even another country. Aaron and his family lived in Germany for 3 years, before moving to Manhattan, Kansas in 2001. He calls Kansas his home state, having gone to junior high, high school and college there. He earned in Bachelors of Science degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of Kansas in 2012. While he was there, he did Undergraduate research on river flooding, which included a focus on the Red River. After his sophomore year, he began an internship at KSFY, and eventually worked to become a weather producer. Aside from forecasting the weather, he participated in storm chasing. During his time at the University of Kansas, he and some of his colleagues chased storms across Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri, and Iowa. After the Super Outbreak of 2011, Aaron and his colleagues raised $3000 and collected food and water to take to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which was ravaged by and EF4 tornado on April 27, 2011. His group spent a week there, helping clean up debris left over from the tornado. It was an eye opening experience for him, having not seen that kind of devastation in person before. Aaron has always been passionate about weather, and gets reminded about watching The Weather Channel when he was 3, at family gatherings. When he isn’t forecasting, Aaron enjoys swimming, running, and cheering on the Kansas Jayhawks.
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