Thursday Afternoon/Evening Forecast Discussion
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.
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