From the KX News Dakota Storm Center:
Across the state, we have seen a few changes to our weather pattern and mild conditions are expected to continue for a couple more days. This evening and tonight, a few showers will be possible with more cloud cover. Tuesday will bring more sunshine with temps still well above average. Through Wednesday, expect increasing clouds and temps remaining well above average with a light to moderate breeze that will be a little gusty at times. Late this week, there will be a significant change to our weather pattern with a low pressure system that will move through the Dakotas and bring significant snow chances with moderate to high accumulations possible across the Dakotas.
Enjoy the next couple of days and know that you may want a light jacket. Take this time to make sure that your winter weather preparations are complete and your winter survival kit is stocked up & placed in your vehicle. At this point, exact totals are not known and I would like to see a few more model runs before making detailed predictions. Our pattern could change and there is still a possibility that the significant to high accumulations could change in time & area. Nevertheless, (at this point) model guidance shows a light to moderate snow possible for parts of Northwest & North Central ND. Our Southern region can expect moderate to high accumulations (shove-able/plow-able to hazardous) and parts of Central & Eastern ND could be looking at significant to extreme totals by the end of the event. Areas that receive moderate to high snowfall accumulations, may experience hazardous road conditions. Impacts to travel and commerce will be possible. Prepare for the possibility of significant winter weather, late this week.
Tonight, fair to partly cloudy skies with lows on either side of 40 & close to average highs during this time of the year. Lows in the 30s & 40s with a SW/West wind 5-15mph.
Tuesday, plenty of sunshine with in & out light clouds & a pleasant feel. Highs in the 50s with a NW/W wind 5-15mph G20.
Tuesday night will bring partly cloudy skies with in & out clouds. Lows in the 30s with a few 20s and near freezing with a W/SE wind 2-12mph.
Wednesday, expect mostly sunny skies with in & out clouds and increasing cover, late. Highs in the 50s with a few 60s and a SE/North wind 5-15mph G20.
Wednesday night, increasing clouds and a little chilly with low precip chances. Lows on either side of 30s with a North/NE wind 5-15mph G20.