Showers and thunderstorms will quickly wind down tonight after the sun sets. Tomorrow will see the return of temperatures back into the 80s, with abundant sunshine. A pattern shift will begin on Friday, when a stout cold front pushes through North Dakota during the afternoon. Ahead of the front, warm humid air will be drawn up from the south, increasing instability. Storms will form by the afternoon, with some reaching severe levels, helped by a strong jet stream. After the front passes through Friday night, colder air will filter in from the northwest. This weekend will see temperatures much cooler with showers and a few thunderstorms lingering into the day Saturday. Sunday and Monday look to remain mostly dry with seasonal temperatures. Another chance for showers and thunderstorms arrives Tuesday.
-Meteorologist Dave Holder