Sunday’s Weather Update 11/13


The latest Forecast from the KX News Dakota Storm Center.

Wind gusts topped out at just under 40 mph across the area today with it being the strongest in Minot from the northwest. The ridge of high pressure is continuing over the area for the first half of the week, but then bigger changes are on the way. The above average temperatures will have a steady decline to below average by the end of the week. A few clouds to partly cloudy skies are expected, included low chances of rain. Monday is expected to be the warmest, staying mostly around 60 degrees. Afterwards, a low pressure trough is developing in the western U.S. and will push eastward as a low pressure system is moving through the area. At this time it is increasing in strength as some models are showing. Temperatures at the time of the storm are also around the freezing point. They have dropped since the last update from yesterday, indicating the chance of snow is increasing at this time. However, it is still uncertain on total snowfall estimates as it is still several days away and the models are likely to change, along with temperatures, and the exact track of the system. One thing is certain, winds will be very breezy as the system approaches and leaves through North Dakota. 

Sunday night, winds calm down, but shifting from the northwest to the south at 1-8 mph. Lows just above freezing, or 32 degrees and partly cloudy skies to few clouds.

Monday, highs still above average, around 60 degrees with partly cloudy skies and a south south southwest wind at 5-15 mph. 

Monday night, skies will be clearing throughout the night with overnight lows hovering around 40 degrees and a southwest wind shifting west at 2-10 mph. 

Tuesday, partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the mid 50s and a west wind at 5-15 mph.
Tuesday night, lows above freezing with partly cloudy skies. There maybe a few sprinkles of rain in the northwest, but minimal chances, and winds from the south then shifting southeast at 2-10 mph. 

 ~Heidi Werosta, KX News

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