It’s going to be a very hot and sunny 4th of July in western North Dakota. However, leading up to the 4th, there is a chance for a few strong thunderstorms Saturday night into the early hours of Sunday morning. The best chance for any strong to severe storms will be out toward the James River Valley stretching up to the Devils Lake area.
Overnight temperatures Saturday night will stay in the mid to upper 60s for many of us, with temperatures returning to the mid 90s Sunday.
Conditions will be fairly breezy to start the workweek, and chances for rain return Monday in the afternoon, lasting into Tuesday. Temperatures will fall down to slightly below average on Tuesday, as cloud cover will keep it cooler, with temperatures bouncing back up to average heading into the end of the week.
-Meteorologist Mike Dandrea