Arctic air is once again building within the area! This is drawing in well below zero temperatures for highs on Monday and wind chills nearing -45 degrees for tonight in some local areas. As a result, there is a wind chill warning in effect until noon on Tuesday for Central ND and an advisory for parts of western ND. This is mainly because winds will be on the breezy side for the overnight hours and for parts of the day tomorrow. They will be northwest at 10-20 mph with gusts nearing 30 mph at times. The good news is that the winds will lighten up by Monday night, but we will still see wind chills around 40 below. As this arctic air mass sets in, it won’t last very long as there will be a warm up in the later half of the week. This means that temperatures will finally be above average and in the mid 30s by Thursday. In addition to that, chances of snow remain minimal throughout the work week. An average high is in the lower to mid 20s and lows around zero degrees.
Sunday night, a few clouds with a northwest wind at 10-20 mph with lows in the teens — below zero. Winds chills of 40 below are likely.
Monday, highs below zero degrees with wind chills -20 to -30 degrees and a few clouds. Winds northwest at 5-15 mph.
Monday night, a clear sky and light winds from the northwest. Lows 20 to 30 degrees below with wind chills 30 to 40 below.
Tuesday, highs in the single digits above zero with a light south wind and clear skies.
Tuesday night, a clear sky and winds south and light at 5-10 mph. Lows, in the single digits below zero.
~Heidi Werosta, KX Storm Team