From the KX Storm Team:
Get your heavier jackets ready, because temps start falling tonight. It will be cold through the weekend, followed by a brief warm up and another blast of Arctic air. All of these changes are through the next 7days and we are not looking at much in the way of snow.
This morning’s low pressure system brought a few areas of light snow and stronger winds. Most of the clouds have pushed East and out of Western & Central ND. There are still a lot of changes forecast through the next 72 hours. Temps will be falling tonight and dipping into a cold range through the weekend. Highs will stay well below average for this time of the year with daytime highs in the teens. The beginning of the work week will bring another turning point.
Temperatures will climb into the 20’s and closer to average for this time of the year. Tuesday will be much warmer with highs in the 40’s and a few areas of light snow. The hit & miss snow showers will be from our next cold front. This means that temps will fall a lot, Wednesday & Thursday. By the end of next week, temps will plunge into a very cold range again. There will be a prolonged period of dangerously cold temps through the latter half of next week. A series of reinforcing cold fronts will move through the Dakotas, followed by a broad ridge of high pressure and much colder air mass. It will also be breezy at times. Extremely cold temps & stronger winds will lead to life-threatening wind chills, as low as 50 below zero.
There will be several chances for snow during the next 7 days. However (through most of the extended outlook) not much is expected in the way of accumulation. We are not looking at any severe weather or extreme winter weather, in the way of widespread & accumulating snow. The highlight of our weather headlines is focused on temperatures & wind chills.
Tonight will be mostly clear with falling temps and a few areas of light snow, after Midnight. Lows in the teens & single digits with a West wind 5-15mph, gusting up to 20mph. < 20% chance of snow & chills in the single digits/near zero.
Saturday will start off mostly cloudy with a few light snow showers possible, and it will be breezy. Highs in the teens as temps continue to fall with a NW wind 10-20mph, gusting up to 30mph. 20% chance of snow with chills in the single digits & below zero.
Saturday night will be even colder. Lows in the single digits & below zero with a calming wind that will swing around to the North. Chills below zero and in the -teens with a 20% chance of snow.
Sunday, more clouds roll into the state early with a few areas of light snow, early. Highs in the teens & single digits (East) with a NE/North wind 2-12mph. Chills in the single digits and a 20% chance of AM Snow.
Sunday night will be mostly cloudy and cold. Lows in the single digits & below zero with a light wind, swinging around to the West. Chills below zero.
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