Monday’s PM Forecast Update for Memorial Day 5/29

From the KX Storm Center:
After a windy Memorial Day weekend with scattered rain, we are starting off this work week with low rain chances and peak wind gusts between 30-40mph. Temperatures have been near average for this time of the year (40s for lows and 70s for highs) but warmer temps are on the way. 
Through the next few days, our short-term forecast has temps climbing from near average, through the 70s and into the mid 80s this week. Also, winds will finally calm down through Tuesday, before temps start to climb. All together, the next few days will feel more like summer and be very nice for outdoor activities. By Thursday, a few spots across Western & Central ND may even have highs closer to 90 (west). However, it looks like our warm up with more sunshine will be interrupted by rain chances as we wrap up the work week and go into the weekend. Friday & Saturday will bring our next chance for rain. The good news is that we need the moisture. Most of Western & Central ND is either abnormally dry for this time of the year or in a moderate drought. The bad news is that our only chances for rain (during the next 7days) will be as we get ready to start the weekend. 
As of right now, it is too far down the road to nail down any specifics. But at this point, it does look like showers & even thunderstorms will be possible Friday & going into Saturday. The risk of severe weather is not very high right now and our two long range models are split. One (the GFS) is calling for light accumulations 0.25″-0.50″ and the other is calling for much higher rainfall accumulations, closer to 1-2″ possible for some. Before jumping on- board with widespread significant accumulations, I would like to see a few more model runs. This may be inconvenient for those traveling to/participating in some of this weekend state tournaments or anyone planning outdoor events. So, we will continue to monitor this potential system and let everyone know if any changes come up. 
Rain chances will come to an end as we wrap up the weekend and go into the beginning of the work week. With more clouds rain chances and a passing system, daytime highs will be closer to average & in the 70s this weekend. By Monday, more warming is expected with more sunshine & a return to lower rain chances. 
Tonight, mostly clear to partly cloudy and a little chilly. Lows in the 30s with a few 40s and a Frost Advisory in effect for Western & parts of Central ND. Winds will taper off and fall into the 2-12mph range. 

Tuesday will start off a little chilly with widespread frost possible. It will become breezy again with plenty of sunshine. Highs in the 60s & 70s with a NW wind 10-20mph G30. 
Tuesday night, mostly clear and a little cool. Lows in the 30s & 40s with a North/SE wind 2-12mph. 
Wednesday will be sunny and not as windy with warming temps. Highs in the 70s & a few 80s with a South wind 5-15mph. 
Wednesday night, mostly clear and not as cool. Lows in the 40s & 50s with a SE wind 2-10mph.

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