After a very hot and sunny Saturday — conditions will change by Sunday. At this point in time there is a slight risk of severe weather with damaging winds of 60 mph + expected and hail larger than quarter size possible. The timing of the severe weather potential is around the noon hour in the western part of the state then the system will slowly move to central by the late afternoon/early evening and continue moving east through the overnight hours. Due to the slow moving system — heavy rain is also expected. As the front/storm pushes through, hail will likely be the first threat then as showers become widespread winds will become stronger. After it all moves out, temperatures will be near 70 degrees by Monday. Afterwards, temperatures will return closer to average. An average high temperature for mid May is around 70 degrees and lows in the mid 40s.
Saturday night, clear skies with a southeast wind at 5-15 mph. Lows, warm, in the 60s.
Sunday, evening showers and thunderstorms are possible with large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rainfall. Highs in the 80s with gusty winds at 35 mph and sustained at 15-25 mph from the southeast. Chance of rain 50%.
Sunday night, storms mainly in central ND and entering the eastern part of the state, winds to be the biggest threats. Winds east/northwest at 10-20 mph and stronger in local areas, where thunderstorms occur. Lows in the 50s. Chance of rain 60%.
Monday, a few clouds and highs in the lower 70s. Winds northwest at 10-20 mph and gusty at times.
Monday night, winds west at 5-15 mph and lows in the upper 40s.
~Heidi Werosta, KX Storm Team