From the KX Storm Center:
Fall has started and it feels like it. With temperatures in the 40s & 50s for most of us, it is 15-20 degrees cooler than it was this time yesterday. Scattered rain & a few thunderstorms are forecast to come and go through the next 72 hours without much change in temps until after the start of the work week.
A slow moving low pressure system & front will stall out over the upper- Midwest and stretch SE into the Central Plains. This slow moving system will continue to bring off/on rain chances for most of us, before redeveloping and moving into Canada. By Monday/Tuesday expect rain to end with more sunshine going into the mid-week. Temps will also rebound into the 60s and climb into a range a little closer to average (avg 40/60s) for this time of the year. winds will also calm down and mainly stay between 5-15mph and gusty at times for most of the weekend and into next week. Overall, the next 72 hours will be much cooler with rain chances into next week. So, keep your jacket handy. Through the latter half of next week, expect a lot more sun with slightly warmer temps and it will be rain-free.
Earlier today, a few thunderstorms developed and moved through our northern region. This activity was along & north of hwy 2 and there were several reports of hail in Stanley, near New Town & Tagus and around the greater Minot area. The largest hail size was reported from Stanley and penny/nickel size. Light thunderstorms continue to move North and out of the state. There is still a chance of thunderstorms through the rest of the weekend and at this time, we are not expecting any severe weather. If thunderstorms do pick up & become strong, stay tuned to KX News on air, on line & via social media. We will let you know if any severe weather develops. Again, at best there is a marginal risk for parts of Central & Eastern ND. So, there is little to no risk of severe weather at this time.
Tonight, mostly cloudy with off/on scattered showers. Tonight’s rain will peak through the early morning hours. Lows in the 30s & 40s with a North wind 2-12mph. 30% chance of rain.
Saturday will be cool and cloudy through most of the day with showers returning after Noon & becoming widespread for some. Highs in the 40s & 50s & a North wind 5-15mph G20. 60% chance of rain.
Saturday night, mostly cloudy with scattered rain and a little chilly. Lows in the 40s with a few 30s and a North wind 2-12mph. 70% chance of rain.
Sunday will be mostly cloudy with showers starting to wrap up and temps staying cool. Highs in the 40s & 50s with a North wind 5-15mph. 30% chance of rain.
Sunday night, mostly cloudy with a few areas of sprinkles lingering around. Lows in the 30s & 40s with a North wind 2-10mph. 20% chance of rain.
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